At 10.16pm this evening, two fire engines were called to a student house at 81 Gordon Avenue. There was no smoke coming from the house and neighbours believe it might be a small fire or a false alarm. It appears that no one was hurt. Residents and neighbours have gathered on the street to see what has happened. Fire men were seen entering the house a few minutes ago, but without a hose. Another fireman was later seen entering the house with a blanket.
Wessex Blog will keep you updated as the story unfolds.
UPDATE: a fireman has been seen exiting the house with hair straighteners.
UPDATE 2: At 10.37 one of the fire engines left and there is now one remaining.
UPDATE 3: At 10.47 the last fire engine has now left.
UPDATE 4: Alice Miller, a resident at 81 Gordon Avenue was home alone with her house mate Katie Grable last night when they smelt smoke. The smell was coming from the room of a house mate who had gone home, so using a spare key they entered the room to investigate. Upon seeing the room filled with smoke they called 999.
As noted above, there was not a fire and no one was hurt. The hair straighteners had caused a chest of drawers to burn and they were removed from the premises by a fireman.