A building on Portswood Road, believed to be a block of flats, has been evacuated and is surrounded by fire engines and police cars after a suspected fire broke out.
Several people have been evacuated from the building, including a mother with a baby. Both appeared uninjured.
It is unclear how serious the situation is, but hoses have been unloaded from the fire engines and the police have cordoned off the area.
The building is next to the car wash and mechanic opposite Gordon Avenue. Car drivers may find the traffic disrupted around Portswood.
More on this story shall be updated as the situation develops.