Workers send smoke rising over portsdown Hill

Controlled burning on Portsdown Hill
Controlled burning on Portsdown Hill
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FLAMES and smoke could be seen rising from the top of Portsdown Hill today.

But the blaze was a controlled bonfire by builders working on a new development.

Five apartments are being built on the land near the Churchillian Pub, on Portsdown Hill Road, and builders were burning timber to help clear the space.