Firefighters rushed to the scene of a kitchen fire in Basingstoke tonight.

Emergency services were called to a home on Middleton Gardens near the Vyne School, just after 10.25pm.

A spokesman for the fire service said they arrived quickly and had already put out the blaze by the time the Gazette called for comment at 10.45pm.

The spokesman said: "All persons are safe and accounted for. The fire is now out." 

A neighbour said they saw two fire engines called to the scene and the home evacuated.