A man needed treatment for smoke inhalation after a fire in a bedroom in Waterlooville today.
Firefighters were called to the property in Chillingham Square at 9.45am.
A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: ‘We treated one male for smoke inhalation.’
Crews from Waterlooville and Cosham attended.
The terrace house was badly damaged on the first and ground floor.
The family – two young children, a teenager and an adult plus two dogs – were out of the house when fire crews arrived.
The spokesman said the fire is believed to have started accidentally with a lighter.
He reminded people of the importance of closing doors to stop the spread of fire.
The fire was out by 10.15am.