Smoke cleared from Debenhams in Southsea after '˜system fault'

FIREFIGHTERS were called to '˜clear smoke' at a big city department store.

Wednesday, 27th June 2018, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 4:47 pm

Teams from Southsea, Cosham and Portchester were called to Debenhams in Palmerston Road yesterday afternoon.

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Crews were alerted to an incident at the store, following a fire alarm going off at about 2.40pm.

A spokesperson for Portchester Fire Station said on Twitter they arrived to ‘light smoke at the retailer, which was ‘cleared’ – going on to say the store was then ‘made safe by crews’.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the incident had arisen from a ‘system fault’.