SIX fire engines were called to a high-rise block of flats after smoking materials caught alight.
The blaze started on the fifth floor of the eight-storey Arthur Pope House in Blackfriars Close, Somers Town, after smoking materials set fire to DIY equipment.
Firefighters were called at 11.15am yesterday after a resident phoned the fire brigade.
No one was injured. Police and paramedics were also called out.
Elsewhere firefighters attended Portsmouth Naval Base at 10.10am yesterday to assist with a fuel spill.
However, when a fire crew from Southsea arrived on the scene, officers from the naval base had already cleaned up the spillage.
Firefighters were called out to a bench fire on Milton Common, near Moorings Way, Milton at 7.15pm. No one was injured in the incident.