This is why a Portsmouth city centre building was cordoned off by firefighters 

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A BUILDING in the city centre was cordoned off by firefighters. 

A fire crew from Southsea were dispatched to reports of loose guttering on a building in St Paul’s Road this morning. 

Still from a video showing firefighters at the scene in Portsmouth today

Still from a video showing firefighters at the scene in Portsmouth today

Firefighters have been working to make the scene safe and a video recorded at the scene show a cordon around the three-storey building. 

A spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘We were called at 9.33am this morning. 

‘One crew from Southsea fire station as well as aerial ladder platform were dispatched to the scene, to reports of a three-storey building which had some loose guttering. 

‘The crews work to remove the loose gutting and make the area safe.’ 

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Firefighters finished the work at the building on St Paul’s Road, close to Hampshire Boulevard, at around 2.05pm and will ‘leave the scene shortly’. 

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