Man hospitalised after flat fire breaks out in Portsmouth

Fire crews were called to the fire at Amberley Castle overnight
Fire crews were called to the fire at Amberley Castle overnight
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A MAN has been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a first floor flat in Buckland in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters from Southsea Fire Station attended the incident at 5.15am in New Road, Portsmouth, after a blaze broke out in the front room.

Fire crews had been alerted of the incident by a passer-by.

A spokesman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘We were tackling the blaze until 5.30am.

‘One male has been taken to hospital as a result of the incident.’