UPDATE: What we know about the laundrette fire

A FIRE at a laundrette in Southsea broke out earlier this afternoon.

Friday, 4th August 2017, 5:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:16 pm
A fire in the Laundrycare launderette in Osborne Road, Southsea Friday, August 4, 2017

Fire crews from Southsea, Cosham and Portchester were dispatched to the blaze in Osborne Road, which was started by one of the tumble driers.

A spokeswoman from Hampshire Fire & Rescue said: ‘The call came in at 4.29pm.

‘Crews went in with breathing apparatus and a jet hose, and the fire was put out.

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A fire in the Laundrycare launderette in Osborne Road, Southsea Friday, August 4, 2017

‘Although the fire was contained, the smoke did spread into the nearby flats – but we don’t believe anyone was seriously injured during the fire itself.’

An ambulance was on the scene, but it is currently unknown how many people they attended to on the scene.

The fire has been extinguished and traffic is flowing smoothly through the street.

A fire in the Laundrycare launderette in Osborne Road, Southsea Friday, August 4, 2017