Crews from Hampshire and Dorset and Wiltshire have been tackling a large house fire in Marine Drive, Barton-On-Sea this morning. The initial call came in at 7.50am. At the height of the incident eight fire engines and other specialist appliances were in attendance. Crews used the aerial ladder platform, main jets and hose reel jets to tackle the fire which has affected the whole of the property.
Local residents were advised to avoid the area to allow access for emergency services vehicles.
The incident is now scaling down, but it is likely people will continue to see a Fire and Rescue presence in the area for much of the day, with crews damping down and fire investigation officers at the scene.