Portchester firefighters called to false alarm

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REPORTS of a house fire in Portchester turned out to be a false alarm.

Firefighters were called out to Kenwood Road at about 8.20pm last night after someone spotted smoke coming from the back of the property.

When they arrived they realised people were having a bonfire in their garden.

A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘On this occasion we did not need to do anything.’