Pigeon triggers Portsmouth fire alert

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Firefighters raced to a call in Portsmouth - to discover it had been triggered by a pigeon.

The bird set off a fire alarm by flying in front of the sensor.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said in a tweet: ‘Pigeon causing automatic fire alarm to activate in Anchorage Park, Portsmouth, Pigeon has flown in front of the sensor.’

Firefighters from Southsea attended the call.