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Over fifty firefighters tackle building fire in Portsmouth

Firefighters from across Hampshire tackle large building fire after plumes of smoke seen emitting from roofspace


Firefighters were called shortly before 12.30am with reports that large plumes of smoke was emitting from the building.

Over fifty firefighters were called in to tackle the large building fire at former S2 Snooker Club on Kingston Road, Portsmouth.

Over ten appliances from across Hampshire were in attendance along with a specialist ALP from Southsea and Incident Command from Eastleigh.

Paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service and a number of incident support vehicles were also in attendance.

Police officers placed a road closure between the junctions of Powerscourt Road and Kingston Crescent to allow firefighters to work safely.


Firefighters will remain at the scene for several hours as they dampen down hotspots to prevent reignition, the cause of the fire is currently unknown but will be investigated.


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