FIRE crews rushed to a Fareham home in the early hours of this morning to tackle a severe blaze involving two adults and a child.

Two females and one male were taken to hospital by ambulance after suffering casualties from the fire, which filled the ground floor of the home on Westminster Gardens.

Ambulances were sent to the fire at 2.04am to assess the residents for smoke inhalation.

Four breathing apparatus was used along with a hose reel jet, a hose jet, pressure ventilation fan and two pumps.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We received a call at 1.32am from the premises of a domestic house fire in Fareham.

"We sent two appliances from Fareham and two officers to a 2-floor home made of brick, with the ground floor at 90 percent fire."

The spokesperson added: "We received a stop message at 2.30am."

An ambulance spokesperson said: "We were called at 2.04am to reports of a fire and sent one ambulance and one ambulance officer to the scene."

The injured residents were taken to Queen Alexandra hospital.