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Firefighters tackle Portsmouth house fire after fire spreads to roof

Firefighters were scrambled after a fire spread into roof space of neighbouring properties in Portsmouth


HIWFRS received reports of a fire that had broken out in the bedroom of a property in Chedworth Crescent, Portsmouth shortly before 6.45pm this evening.

Video credit Tracey Ayres

On arrival crews found the fire had taken hold of the roof space of the property and had also spread to the neighbouring properties, firefighters quickly worked to contain the fire to prevent it spreading any further.

A specialist ALP from Southsea was also requested to tackle the fire that had spread to the roof from above, crews were seen spraying water directly into the roof whilst firefighters tackled the fire from the front and rear of the property.

Six appliances in total were in attendance, firefighters extinguished the fire using Breathing Apparatus, Hose Reels, High Pressure Jet Hoses and PPV for smoke clearance.

A full fire investigation is now underway.