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.
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.
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.