Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Portsmouth wood store is destroyed by blaze

A wood store in Hampshire has been completely destroyed and a garage severely damaged in a fire.

Crews from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the store and brick-built garage in St Andrew's Road in Southsea, Portsmouth, at 0404 BST.

Three fire engines, an aerial ladder platform and 17 firefighters were at the scene at the height of the blaze.

Firefighters using breathing apparatus, hose reels and a water jet brought the flames under control by 0519 BST.

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