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House fire in St. Denys area of Southampton
Updated 9:26am Monday 18th February 2013 in News
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- Fire breaks out in home in St. Denys area of Southampton
- Blaze is on first floor of two storey home.
- One person pulled alive from the building
- He was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene
Emergency crews at St Denys fire. Photo by Echo reader Kev Lamb.
A witness tells the Echo how he and other neighbours tried to get into the burning house.
The man rescued from the burning house has been taken to hospital, after being treated for smoke inhalation at the scene.
The road has now fully reopened following the early drama.
Fire investigators and police officers remain at the scene, along with a fire appliance.
Firefighters investigate the home after putting the fire out. They are currently trying to determine what caused the blaze.
Firefighters rescued one man from the building and he was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.
There was no one else in the building at the time, although initial reports suggested two people were inside the house.
The damage has been mainly to one room upstairs at the front of the building.
It is understood the fire has now been extinguished.
Massive fire in st denys, never seen so many fire engines and ambulances on one road 😨— @kimichacomrie 15 February 2013
Neighbours say the home is owned by an elderly couple.
A spokesman added that all people at the address are now accounted for.
According to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, one man needed to be rescued from the burning building.
The road is taped off at the southern end, about 40 yards from the house.
A Google Streetview of the part of Osborne Road South where the house fire is.
@SotonTab another fire in Portswood! http://t.co/fWTO8KSc— @ethansugden 15 February 2013
Osborne Road South runs parallel to Thomas Lewis Way, but the incident is thought unlikely to cause much disruption to the main road at this stage.
HFRS say they "are not aware" of anyone in the building. The service have also deployed a incident support unit on the scene.
Four fire appliances from three of Southampton's fire stations are on the scene trying to tackle the blaze.
The crews are using four breathing appratatus, one hose reel and one jet.
The fire is on the first floor of a two-storey house. Fire crews were called to the scene in St. Denys at 3.56pm.
Police and Hampshire Fire & Rescue are currently on scene.
A house in Osborne Road South in Southampton is on fire, according to witness reports.