Fire shuts road down

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PART of Copnor Road in Portsmouth had to be closed yesterday evening due to a fire.

Firefighters from Cosham fire station were called to the corner of Copnor Road and Powerscourt Road at 6.08pm.

The van’s driver was safely outside his vehicle by the time the firefighters arrived.

They spent about an hour tackling the blaze, while PCSOs diverted traffic.