A MAN jumped out of a burning building and was rushed to hospital early this morning. (Monday)

Firefighters said the man leapt out of a window head first from the two storey building in Belmont Road, west Reading, at 4.30am.

Crews from Dee Road, Caversham and Wokingham Road fire stations were called to the blaze and were there for about an hour.

It is believed the man, taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, suffered burns to his hands and face and has a suspected broken leg.

The police were also called to the fire.