Firefighters called to block of flats in Portsmouth

Barkis House in Brownlow Close, Buckland. Picture: Malcolm Wells
Barkis House in Brownlow Close, Buckland. Picture: Malcolm Wells
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FIREFIGHTERS were called to a high-rise block in Portsmouth after the smell of smoke was reported.

Five appliances were sent to Barkis House, in Brownlow Close, Buckland.

A spokesman from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said someone reported the smell of smoke in a lift motor room.

Firefighters were called at 2.04pm.

Two crews from Southsea, two from Cosham and one from Portchester were called.