Blaze at block of high rise flats in Portsmouth

BLAZE Firefighters at the scene. Picture: Andrew Rowley
BLAZE Firefighters at the scene. Picture: Andrew Rowley

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FIREFIGHTERS have been tackling a blaze at a block of high rise flats.

The alarm was raised at 1.55pm today after smoke started billowing out of the 13th floor of Barkis House, in Buckland, Portsmouth.

Forty firefighters were sent to deal with the fire.

An elderly woman was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

Her condition is not considered serious.

The fire started in a flat and no one was in at the time.

Part of nearby Wingfield Street is closed while firefighters work out how it started.