Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton block of flats evacuated during fire

Scene of the fire in Hill Lane, Southampton
Image caption The blaze started in a first floor flat at Rosida Gardens in Hill Lane and spread to the flat above

A blocks of flats in Southampton has been evacuated after a fire broke out.

About 30 firefighters were called to Rosida Gardens in Hill Lane after the blaze started in a first floor flat and spread to the flat above.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue service said two adults and a child were led to safety and about 18 people were evacuated to a nearby guesthouse.

The cause of the fire, which happened at about 10:00 BST, is being investigated. No-one was hurt.