Fire crews rush out after smoke spotted in Portsmouth flat - turns out to be steam

Victoria Road North. Credit: Google Maps
Victoria Road North. Credit: Google Maps
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People living in a Portsmouth block of flats got an unwelcome wake-up call this morning when fire crews arrived in their road - but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Crews from Portchester, Southsea and Cosham stations received a report of smoke coming from a flat in Victoria Road North shortly after 6.15am.

But when they arrived the firefighters were surprised to find it was steam, rather than smoke from a fire, in the flat.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue confirmed the call-out was a false alarm and said crews left the scene about 6.35am.