FIRE-FIGHTERS were injured in an explosion while battling a blaze in a huge warehouse, Hampshire Fire and Rescue have confirmed.
Five of the crew were injured as debris flew from the explosion.
Paramedics scrambled to help them as the fire intensified behind them.
Four fire-fighters were treated for minor injuries but one of them sustained a bad leg injury which was treated at Southampton General Hospital.
As previously reported, more than 25 firefighters from across the city were drafted in to battle the inferno.
The explosions heard and felt were believed to have been caused by numerous gas cylinders combusting as the fire took hold.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue said it was during this time their crew members became injured.
A spokesman said: “Five fire-fighters were assessed on the scene and one did attend hospital for further injuries. But it was for minor injuries.”
It is not known who raised the alarm and that most of the building had been damaged by the fire.