Firefighters called to blaze at derelict building in Eastney

Fire crews at Fort Cumberland in Eastney
Fire crews at Fort Cumberland in Eastney
Police outside Wilmcote House, Portsmouth

Residents had to be signed in to Portsmouth flat block after police incident

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FIREFIGHTERS attended a small blaze at an empty building in Eastney tonight.

The Southsea crew was called to the old naval base, off Fort Cumberland Road, at 5.37pm today.

A resident living nearby said it was around the eighth fire to be started in the last two months at the building.

‘It has been a problem for a while but no-one is doing anything to deter people from starting these fires,’ he said.

A spokesman from the fire service said they were unaware of a particular problem.

As previously reported in The News, police have had to remove young people from the site.