Resident rescued from blaze that damaged flat home

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FIREFIGHTERS rescued a resident from a blaze in a flat that devastated the home.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the injured person was suffering from smoke inhalation.

The fire in first-floor flat’s lounge happened at 12.22am in Station Road, Park Gate.

The flat was completely damaged by smoke in the fire, which was tackled with a hose reel, four breathing apparatus and two jets.

Investigators are set to probe the cause of the fire.

Fareham and High Town crews left the incident at 1.17am yesterday morning.