Fire hits Portsmouth pub roof

Fire has hit The Royal pub
Fire has hit The Royal pub
The yacht being towed to Gosport. Credit: GAFIRS

Rescuers tow 44ft yacht to Gosport after fire and engine failure

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FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a fire on the roof of a pub in Portsmouth.

Three pumps and the aerial ladder platform are currently at The Royal in Commercial Road.

Crews were called at 4.44pm to reports of a fire on the roof.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: ‘We’ve sent the ALP, the large ladder with a cage, to get access to the roof.

‘We’re using four breathing apparatus and one main jet, and now using two hose reels.’

Two pumps from Southsea and one from Cosham is in attendance.