Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Thornhill house fire leaves two in hospital

Thornhill house fire
Image caption Crews remained at the scene for some time

Two people have been taken to hospital after a house fire in Southampton.

The blaze at Hinkler Road in Thornhill broke out just after 12:00 BST - the fire service said seven people were inside the house at the time.

Station manager Nigel Cooper said crews were faced with a "severe fire" on the first floor of the end of terrace house which was spreading to the roof.

The cause of the fire is being investigated by police and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The service said earlier road closures had been lifted but crews would remain at the scene damping down for some time.

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