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.’