Police and firefighters on the scene of blaze beneath Portsmouth flats

EMERGENCY services have been called to the scene of a fire beneath a block of flats in Portsmouth.

Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 4:35 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th February 2019, 5:39 pm
Emergency services at the scene - with blackened items visible in the street. Picture: Fiona Callingham

A  Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokesman confirmed two crews from Southsea were called to a report of a fire in a bin shed beneath properties in Peel Place at 4.26pm. 

Crews extinguished the blaze using four breathing apparatus and two hose reels but remain on the scene as they continue dampening down the area. 

A large blackened bin and other items have been photographed in Peel Place. 

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Hampshire police at the scene of the fire in Peel Place, as they assist Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. Picture: Fiona Callingham

Police have confirmed they are in the area to assist firefighters and have cordoned off the walkway linking Peel Place with Middle Street. 

Firefighters from Southsea issued a stop message at 5.05pm. 

A police officer and fire engines at the scene of a blaze in Peel Place, Portsmouth. Picture: Fiona Callingham