AN EARLY morning fire saw one person hospitalised and traffic grind to a halt.

Firefighters from Swindon were called to the blaze in a home on Wootton Bassett Road just after 7am this morning.

Paramedics took one person, believed to be a male, to hospital for treatment.

The fire was thought to have started in the attic and tore through part of the roof space.

Because of the fire police blocked off both ends of the road, one of main links into Swindon town centre, causing major tailbacks.

The road was expected to be shut until at least mid-morning.

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