The women, thought to be in her late 50s, evacuated herself from the BrockhurstÂ Road address following the fire, which started in aÂ tumble dryer at 7.45pm.
Crews from stations in Gosport and Fareham attended the scene and put the fire out before leaving atÂ 9pm.Â
The fire startedÂ in the home's utility room where the occupierÂ was alertedÂ after her smoke alarm went off.
The lady did not need hospital attention but was treated for smoke inhalation.
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A neighbour, who helped the distressed lady, said: '˜She was shaken up especially because she was alone when it happened. She didn'tÂ need to go to hospital. We're just glad she is ok.'Â
Tony Markham, 62, of nearby shop Tony's Cave, added: '˜I saw smoke pouring out of the top window before the lady escaped to a nearby resident's houseÂ and the fire crews turned up.'Â Â