Firefighters rescue student from halls fire

A female student has been rescued from a fire after a blaze at a student accomodation block in Southampton.

Crews were called to the sixteen floor Liberty Quays complex after the fire alarms went off at just before five o'clock this morning.

Upon arrival it was discovered that one student was missing. Firefighters located her and evacuated her from the 12th floor.

The fire involved a sofa in the communal kitchen of the flat on the 12th floor and it was quickly extinguished.

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