A MAN was rescued after fire took hold in his home.

Around 13 firefighters from Redbridge and St Mary's fire stations were called to the property in Manston Court, Lordshill Centre, Southampton, at around 11.48pm yesterday (Friday).

Four breathing apparatus and one hose reel were used to tackle the fire and one man was rescued by firefighters.

The fire was out by 12.59am.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.