At 19:24 yesterday evening Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service was alerted to a fire at Heinz Burts Close .
The fire was located on the first floor of a three story residential building which fronted Leigh Road.
Control operators mobilised two fire appliances from Eastleigh.
A total of 9 firefighters quickly brought the fire under control. Two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a jet were used.
Tactical Adviser Station Manager Chris George said:
“The family were quickly alerted to the fire by the hard wired smoke detectors. Establishing there was a fire they did precisely what we would recommend to close the door to contain the fire, evacuate the building and call the fire brigade. Containing the fire minimised the potential smoke damage and spread of the fire and being alerted to the incident early meant we could bring the fire quickly under control. ”
A fire investigation is underway to determine the cause of the fire but it is not thought to be suspicious.
Photo: Stephen Slominski