Two crashes and false alarms keep crews busy

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IT WAS a busy day for firefighters in the area yesterday.

Two crews from Fareham and Gosport fire station were called to a man trapped in a car on its side in Cuckoo Lane, in Stubbington.

They were called out just before 11.50am to the accident.

They had to cut the man out using a technique called roof flap.

It saw the firefighters leave the roof attached at one angle, peel it down and take the man out the car.

Firefighters said he went to hospital with minor injuries.

Then later yesterday between 8.30pm and 8.45pm, a crew from Havant went to a car crash at Bartons Road, in Havant.

Firefighters said three people were taken to hospital.

The crew that attended carried out a wash down of the area.

Crews from Havant had earlier attended two automatic fire alarms, first at 12.37pm at Langstone Technology Park, in Havant.

The second faulty automatic alarm was at 1.30pm at Watermill Court, in Havant.