Fire crews called to Highrise blaze in Portsmouth

fire crews called to highrise blaze in portsmouth

Fire crews have dealt with a fire in a highrise building in Portsmouth this afternoon.(Monday February 4th)

Firefighters from Soutsea, Havant and Portchester were mobilised to the blaze just after 4pm on Monday afternoon.

A fire had broken out within the student accommodation block in Greatham Street, Portsmouth. Firefighters committed into the building wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels and a jet to tackle the fire. Once the fire had been extinguished, crews used positive pressure ventilation to remove smoke from the block.
Nobody was injured during the incident, the fire service said, with a spokeswoman adding the fire was ‘not a serious one’ and was dealt with ‘pretty quickly’.