Major fire near Fratton Station, Portsmouth

A large fire has broken out at Goldsmith Avenue near to Fratton Station in Portsmouth this morning.

People have been asked to stay avoid the surrounding roads.

It happened on Goldsmith Avenue from junction of Fratton Bridge to Talbot Road.

At it's height, more than 40 fire fighters were at the scene to try and control the fire.

Residents living nearby were told to evacuate their homes.

Stephen McShane is a student in the city. He saw the blaze from his student home.