Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton flats fire: Eight rescued

Residents trapped by a fire in the stairwell of a block of flats in Southampton have been saved by firefighters.

Eight people were led to safety after the blaze broke out at Kingsland Place, Craven Street, at 04:30 BST.

Incident commander Stu Vince said: " We were met with a potential life threatening situation."

An investigation into the cause is under way. It is thought the fire was started deliberately.

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