Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Farnborough fire destroys Rectory Road laundry

A firefighter tackles the fire at Rectory Road, Farnborough
Image caption Two neighbouring houses were evacuated as a precautionary measure

More than 30 firefighters tackled a blaze which has destroyed an industrial laundry building in Hampshire.

Crews were called to the single-storey building in Rectory Road, Farnborough, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The building measuring 10m x 40m (32ft 9in x 131ft 2in) was "well alight" when firefighters arrived. An investigation is under way to determine the cause.

Two neighbouring houses were evacuated as a precautionary measure. No one was injured.

Three road closures were put in place by police at the junctions of Woburn Avenue with Rectory Road, Abbey Way with Douai Close, and Abbey Way with Rectory Road. These have since been lifted.

Fire teams from Hampshire and Surrey were involved in extinguishing the fire.

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