EMERGENCY services rushed to battle a blaze at a block of Southampton retirement flats last night.

One person was taken to hospital and four others were treated for smoke inhalation following a bedroom fire at Bassett Lodge off Bassett Avenue.

Four fire engines tackled the fire after receiving an emergency call at around 9.40pm.

Crews from Eastleigh, Redbridge and St Mary's Fire Stations were in attendance.

The cause of the fire is unknown however, police have been notified.

The stop message came in just after 11pm.