Fire crews called after domestic rubbish being burned in North End back garden roars out of control

FIREFIGHTERS have put out a rubbish blaze in a Portsmouth back garden after it roared out of control.

Friday, 12th April 2019, 2:18 pm
Updated Friday, 12th April 2019, 2:22 pm
A screenshot taken from a video which captured the out of control fire in a back garden off Chichester Road
A screenshot taken from a video which captured the out of control fire in a back garden off Chichester Road

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said the fire in Chichester Road, North End, pictured, was supposed to be a ‘controlled’ burning of ‘domestic’ waste. 

But a crew from Southsea Fire Station was called to tackle it at 11.51am after it grew rapidly. 

A video, at the top of this story, shows the flames rising above the fence of the back garden – with smoke billowing around neighbouring properties. 

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A screenshot taken from a video which captured the out of control fire in a back garden off Chichester Road

Firefighters put the blaze out using one hosereel jet and one set of breathing apparatus. 

They issued a stop message at 12.19pm. 

Chichester Road, in North End. Picture: Google Street View