Investigation into ground floor flat fire

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AN INVESTIGATION into a fire, which broke out in a flat in the early hours of this morning, will begin today.

Firefighters from Southsea Fire Station were called out to a blaze in Washington Road, Buckland, just before 1am.

They attended a fire in a ground floor flat, which had spread to the lounge and bedroom.

The occupier of the house was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene by ambulance crews.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire is unknown and an investigation is due to start later today.