Person taken to hospital after fire at Southsea shared house

FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze at a shared house this evening.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 10:36 pm

A crew from Southsea were called at 7.45pm this evening to a house in Manners Road, Southsea.

One person was taken to hospital as a ‘precautionary measure’ after the fire was put out on the first floor of the property.

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Fire in Manners Road, Southsea. Picture: Holly Lucy-marie Stroud

Neighbour Holly Lucy-marie Stroud, who saw the incident, said: ‘I saw when the fire service turned up with smoke coming out of the windows. An ambulance turned up and a girl got taken away with burnt hands.’

Crews used breathing apparatus and a jet reel to put out the fire which left the first floor damaged.

A spokesman for Southsea Fire Station said: ‘We were called at 7.45pm to a small fire in a shared accommodation. The fire damaged the first floor of the property.

‘One person was taken to hospital as a precautionary measures.’

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