FIREFIGHTERS from Basingstoke and Rushmoor rushed to Falkland Road this morning after a property went up in flames.

An emergecy call was made to the service at 6am this morning and three fire pumps were dispatched. 

The fire, which broke out in Falkland Road, Popley, has destroyed a two-storey maisonette.

The ground floor has been 100 per cent affected by fire, and smoke damage occur to the first floor.

All occupants suffered serious injuries and were taken to North Hampshire Hospital by South Central Ambulance Service.

The fire was extinguished using four breathing apparatus, two jets and a ventilation fan.

Mr Simpson, who lives on Falkland Road said: "I didn't even hear a fire engine go by. We had no knowledge of it at all. The first we heard about it was when one of our friends on Jersey close phoned us to make sure we were okay."

Another resident said: "We saw the fire at about 6am, when there was nobody there. Then my partner woke me up and saw the blue flashing lights. We didn't see anything. It is really scary when it happens next to you. I hope they are all okay."

Whilst the fire is out, firefighters are still at the scene and the incident is on-going.