FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire which broke out in the second storey of a semi-detached house in Portsmouth.
Police cordoned off Chelmsford Road, in Copnor, at about 2pm.
Bystanders have reported flames coming out of the top of the house. No-one is believed to have been injured.
Police have advised motorists to avoid the area.
The fire has now been put out by firefighters.