A man has been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation after a fire in Philip.

ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Ambulance Service are on scene at a fire in a kitchen of a single bedroom unit on Mansfield Place, Phillip.

The fire has been extinguished and contained to the kitchen in the upstairs apartment of the two-storey building.

A neighbour in the apartment complex heard a smoke alarm, called triple-0 at 7.58pm and ACT Fire & Rescue responded with two fire pumpers, the Breathing Apparatus van, the specialist Hazardous Materials unit and a command vehicle.

ACT Ambulance Service intensive care paramedics have treated a 50-year-old male for mild smoke inhalation and transported the patient to The Canberra Hospital.