Portsmouth fire: This is where road closures are in place as emergency services respond to Goldsmith Avenue blaze

A road closure has been put in place in Portsmouth as firefighters battle a large blaze in the city.

By Matthew Mohan-Hickson
Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 12:09 pm

More than 10 fire crews are at the scene of the blaze at a car repair workshop in Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea, today.

Police are also assisting with the response to the fire.

Officers have put a road closure in place on Goldsmith Avenue.

A fire has broken out in Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea, Portsmouth, on April 28. Picture: Chris Moorhouse

It is shut in both directions between from Victoria Road North, until the junction with Fernhurst Road.

Residents in Orchard Road have been evacuated – read the full story here.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue have said: We were called at 10:07 to a car repair workshop. Crews from Southsea, Cosham, Portchester, Havant and Fareham are on scene.

‘Road closures are in place and Orchard Road has been evacuated as a precaution.

Goldsmith Avenue is closed in both directions from Victoria Road North until the junction with Fernhurst Road. Picture: Google Maps

‘Please avoid the area.’

You can watch dramatic footage of the blaze – capturing the smoke plumes in the sky here.

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