FIREFIGHTERS were called to ‘clear smoke’ at a big city department store.
Teams from Southsea, Cosham and Portchester were called to Debenhams in Palmerston Road yesterday afternoon.
Crews were alerted to an incident at the store, following a fire alarm going off at about 2.40pm.
A spokesperson for Portchester Fire Station said on Twitter they arrived to ‘light smoke at the retailer, which was ‘cleared’ – going on to say the store was then ‘made safe by crews’.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the incident had arisen from a ‘system fault’.