Cosham firefighters respond at the double

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Cosham firefighters tackled two blazes within 15 minutes early today.

One crew from Cosham fire station used two hose reels to put out a fire which began in a car parked on Widley Road, Cosham.

Police officers have since launched an investigation into the cause of the fire, which happened at 2.15am.

In a separate incident a different crew from Cosham used a hose reel to put out a fire which started in a recycling bin off Kingston Crescent, North End at 2.30am.

Firefighter Kevin Page, of white watch, said: ‘We believe some rubbish in the bin had been set alight.’