Bonfire blaze burns out of control in Fareham

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FIREFIGHTERS went to the aid of a homeowner after his garden bonfire blazed out of control.

A fire crew from Fareham, supported by a water carrying truck, attended the incident, in Peak Lane, last night.

A spokesman for the fire service said a bonfire had been ignited but was blazing out of control, with flames ‘as high as the house’, when they arrived at 9pm.

Crews used a hose reel to quell the flames before leaving at 9.45pm.

Elsewhere, firefighters in Southsea were called to deal with an incident by a railway line last night.

A small fire had ignited in vegetation near the railway tracks by Copnor bridge.

One crew from Southsea attended and used a high-pressure water hose to extinguish the flames.

The incident did not disrupt any rail services, a spokesman from the station said.