FIVE people were treated by paramedics after a blaze broke out in a flat on Oxford Road.

Four fire teams were deployed at around 4.15am on November 28 and when they arrived they found the flat engulfed in flames and smoke.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire.

A spokesman for Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews from Caversham Road, Wokingham Road, Dee Road and Whitley Wood and one officer were sent to the scene.

"Firefighters found the flat fully involved in fire, so six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire, before ventilating the property.

"Five people had evacuated the property and were placed in the care of South Central Ambulance Service.

"Crews were on the scene for over two hours.

"The cause of the fire is under investigation."