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.
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.
‘Please avoid the area.’
You can watch dramatic footage of the blaze – capturing the smoke plumes in the sky here.
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