Fire between Portsmouth and Chichester leads to large emergency response

A fire between Portsmouth and Chichester has led to a large emergency response.

Monday, 14th September 2020, 6:00 pm
Updated Monday, 14th September 2020, 7:38 pm

At around 5.30pm today (September 14), West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said its firefighters were 'currently attending a fire at a property on West Ashling Road, Hambrook'.

Four fire engines and a water carrier are on the scene.

West Ashling Road was closed between Newells Lane and Cheesemans Lane, with the public told to avoid the area if possible.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

In a tweet, the fire service said: "If you live nearby, please keep windows and doors closed."

The scene of the fire in Hambrook. Picture: Twitter/WSFRS
The scene of the fire in Hambrook. Picture: Twitter/WSFRS