Fire extinguished at apartment in Prospect

A fire broke out at a Lantern Point apartment in Prospect Saturday afternoon.

The fire appeared to be localised to a third floor balcony. A resident attempted to put it out using a hose from the roof of the building until the Fire Service arrived at 5:40pm.

Residents evacuated the building and waited on the lawn until the Fire Service extinguished the flames.

One man was treated on site for a burned hand.

The Fire Service arrived to Lantern Point around 5:40pm Saturday to extinguish a balcony fire.

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