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Elderly man treated for smoke inhalation following fire at retirement flats in Portsmouth

Firefighters called to fire at a block of retirement flats in Portsmouth 


Firefighters were called shortly before 6.35pm to reports of a fire that had broke out at a property on Northern parade, Portsmouth.

Two crews from Cosham and one from Southsea were in attendance, on arrival crews saw smoke billowing from the first floor of the property.

Crews used two breathing apparatus, one high pressure jet hose and PPV to clear smoke from the property.


A male from the property was treated at the scene by crews for smoke inhalation, he was later handed over to paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service for further assessment.


A stop call was made shortly before 7.30pm.


A full fire investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.