A MOTHER and her young daughter rushed out of their home after a toaster caught fire.
It happened this evening around 9.30pm in a flat above Ice Bar, in Highland Road, Southsea.
The toaster was not being used at the time.
Samantha Gattrell, 32, was with her daughter Lexi, seven, and one-year-old pug Lexi when the blaze started.
They called 999, left the flat and waited for firefighters to arrive. Her husband moved the toaster out into the street.
Samantha said: 'I just smelled burning, I called my husband, he was downstairs.
'Everyone got out and waited for the fire brigade.'
The residents moved the toaster out on the street before firefighters from Southsea arrived.
A crew used a fan to clear the smoke. Ambulance service staff checked over the family.
No-one was injured.