Portsmouth Fire Started By Electrical Fault At Car Workshop

Investigators have found a big fire in Portsmouth which spread to flats was caused by an electrical fault at the car workshop next door.

Bosham Road Copnor Portsmouth fire

15 people were evacuated from the block of flats on Bosham Road on Wednesday night (11 February) but nobody was hurt.

The fire started in a car repair workshop and spread to the roof space of adjacent domestic flats.

Bosham Road Copnor Portsmouth fire

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) said ten crews from Portsmouth and surrounding areas 'worked extremely hard in arduous conditions to tackle the blaze and prevent the fire spreading any further'. Around 15 residents were evacuated and no one was hurt.

The firefighters wore 22 sets of breathing apparatus and used eight jets, one hose reel to put the fire out. The aerial ladder platform from Southsea was also at the scene to help fight the fire.

An investigation started yesterday found the cause to be an electrical fault in the car workshop.

Photos: Firesnapper999

Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: Toby Anstis

10am - 1pm

Email the show

Text 'HEART' to 82122

Toby Anstis

On TV: Spookiest Halloween Hits

12pm - 1pm

Watch heart TV

  • Sigala Sweet Lovin'



  • Ariana Grande Into You



  • The Chainsmokers Closer



  • Tinie Tempah feat. Jess Glynne Not Letting Go



Heart VIP


Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter