FOOD cooking on a stove sparked an alert at a flat.
Two appliances from Southsea fire station were called to Herbert Road, in Southsea, on Sunday morning.
A smoke alarm had gone off after the food started to smoke in the flat.
It happened at around 1.30am yesterday.
When the crews arrived they found a man still asleep as the alarm was sounding.
No-one was injured and no fire had started in the early-morning incident.