Fire Crews called to tackle fire in Southampton Tower Block

A Fire broke out in a high rise bloke of flats in Southampton this afternoon.

Some 30 firefighters were initially deployed to the scene at Millbrook Towers after the fire broke out at 1.30pm on New years Day (Sunday January 1st)

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were sent into the property on the 17th floor and rescued a person who was suffering from smoke inhalation.

No other flats were evacuated during the incident that was quickly brought under control and was confined to the kitchen area It is understood that the fire started in a grill pan.

The fire is thought to have started accidently. Fire crews put the fire out using a hose reel via the tower blocks internal dry riser system.

Crews included firefighters from Redbridge, Hightown and St Mary's fire station, plus support crews from Eastleigh were sent to the incident

Buses were diverted to the area while emergency services are there.

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