A MAN has been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after the shed he was in caught fire.
The 53-year-old man, thought to be homeless, had been in a shed in the allotments in Donnelly Street, Gosport, this morning.
At 7.48am, Gosport fire station were called out to a blaze, which had been started by a candle.
Firefighters said a passer-by had helped the man out of the shed before calling 999.
South Central Ambulance Service sent one ambulance and a rapid response vehicle.
A spokesman said: ‘We were called at 8.06am and a 53-year-old man was treated for smoke inhalation, he was then taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.’
Firefighters left the scene at 8.20am and said the shed was severely damaged by fire.