Updated: At least four emergency vehicles including the coastguard and an ambulance were reportedly at Whitworth Crescent on Monday evening (Dec 12) dealing with a houseboat fire.
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The road was apparently closed while emergency services put out the blaze, which it's thought was extinguished by around 10.30pm.
Photos: Alex Bluemel
Alex Bluemel, who took these photos, told bitternepark.info they were taken "around 21:50".
He said: "There were at least three fire engines and the road was closed. Looked like just the one houseboat involved, immediately upriver of the 4 new ones."
One person was "treated for smoke", according to Hillhead Coastguard Rescue Team.
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said:
"A house boat residing on the River Itchen in Southampton has been destroyed by a fire.
"Control firefighters were alerted at 21:16, and sent crews from St Mary’s and Hightown to extinguish the fire and protect the surrounding area.
"The occupants were evacuated safely and were seen to by an ambulance crew for smoke inhalation. Luckily no one was injured.
"Crews will be attending in the morning for reinspection."
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📟12/12/22 tasked to a House boat on fire on the river itchen. Working with @HantsIOW_fire the fire was contained. 1 person treated for smoke by @SCAS999. Team provided cover for firefighting & monitoring for @HMCoastguard counter pollution. @CalshotRNLI also assisted. #OneTeam pic.twitter.com/c0nrYbfK3Y— Hillhead Coastguard Rescue Team (@hillheadcg) December 13, 2022