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Firefighters scrambled to Cosham tower block after smell of burning sparks emergency response

Firefighters from Cosham, Southsea, Havant, Fareham and Portchester were scrambled to a block of flats at Portsmouth Road, Cosham shortly after 3.00 pm yesterday 28 August

The call came from a resident within the block of flats after they discovered a smell of burning from within the building.

On arrival, firefighters carried out a full search of the building and discovered a small fire above an entrance hallway.

They used a small extension ladder and a bucket of water to extinguish the small fire.

Fire crews then made safe the area where the fire started and a stop message was put in at 3.57 pm.

An investigation into how the fire started is now underway.