Woman rescued from Southsea flat fire

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Fire fighters have rescued a woman from a burning first floor flat in Southsea.

Emergency services were called to a two storey building in Victoria Road South at 9.52am and rescued the woman from a first floor flat.

They closed the road at the junction of Elm Grove and Albert Road.

Five fire engines were called to the scene, one of which used a jet stream to control the fire, two used hoses and six breathing apparatus’ were needed.

Fire crews are in the process of ventilating the building, which has been damaged by smoke and police officers are also at the scene.

The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics for the effects of smoke inhalation.

The building is also home to the same Southsea Orthodontic Practice.