Busy night for fire crews

Southbound traffic on Fratton Bridge passing the northbound SGN roadworks Picture Byron Melton

SGN staff to work longer hours to speed up Fratton Bridge roadworks in Portsmouth

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A WELL-MEANING member of the public contacted the emergency services after spotting smoke at the back of a shopping precinct.

At 6pm last night a crew from Havant fire station were sent to Park Parade, in Leigh Park.

But the blaze turned out to be a small bonfire at the back of some shops, which was under control.

The crew were then sent to The Lodge, Lavender Road, Waterlooville, which turned out to be a false alarm.