Pensioner given first aid

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A PENSIONER dialled 999 after he suspected a fire had broken out in his home.

Firefighters from Cosham turned up to the property in Portsdown Road, Portchester.

But when they arrived they realised there was no fire and the elderly man instead needed medical attention.

Crews said the resident was suffering with dementia.

Medics from South Central Ambulance Service were called to check over the man and gave him first aid at the scene.

The incident happened at about 4am yesterday.