Fire crews called to Portsmouth flats after curtains catch fire

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to a block of a flats after a candle set light to curtains.

Four units from Southsea fire station and three from Cosham were called to Omega House in Omega Street, Somers Town.

A candle had set fire to curtains in a flat but the fire was out on the crew’s arrival at around 5.45pm today.

A smoke alarm alerted the people in the flat to the fire.

Firefighters are reminding people to test their smoke alarms.

They left the scene after about half an hour.