Tyre fire near Portsdown Hill

Police have closed a section of the M3

REGIONAL: Stretch of M3 closed after spillage

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LORRY tyres were set on fire in Portsmouth.

A pile of around five large tyres were letting off thick, acrid, smoke, in Southwick Hill Road, Cosham.

One crew from Cosham fire station were called to put the fire out at 1.40pm yesterday.

They used two breathing apparatus and two house reels.

Police closed the road for 15 minutes.