Fire in chimney

The Strand in central London was cordoned-off after some 1,450 people were evacuated from a nightclub and a hotel following a gas leak. Picture: London Fire Brigade/PA Wire

NATIONAL: 1,450 people evacuated in central London following gas leak

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PEOPLE are being reminded to have their chimneys cleared regulary after a fire broke out in a house.

One crew from Havant were called to a house in Ditcham Crescent, Leigh Park, at 3.10pm yesterday, after there was a fire in the chimney.

Firefighters climbed on to the roof and tackled the blaze from above.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is reminding people to have chimneys swept often.