Hoax call warning

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FIREFIGHTERS have warned against the dangers of hoax calls.

It comes after a hoax call saw fire engines have to go to Jervis Road, Portsmouth, at about 1pm on Saturday.

A child is understood to have dailled 999 and said they could smell smoke.

Southsea’s crew manager Jasper Taylor said: ‘It was time wasted to us.

‘We could have been on scene when there was a more serious incident elsewhere. But we respond to everything.’