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Homes evacuated after Copnor car workshop fire

Bosham Road
Image caption Firefighters were called to the workshop shortly before 20:40 GMT

Fifteen residents in Portsmouth were forced to leave their homes after fire broke out at a car workshop.

The fire at the workshop in Bosham Road in Copnor started shortly before 20:40 GMT on Wednesday.

About 70 firefighters fought the blaze, which had spread to the roofs of nearby flats, until about 02:45.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the fire was not yet known but was not thought to be suspicious. An investigation is under way.

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