Hampshire & Isle of Wight

St Andrews Church, Timsbury roof damaged in fire

St Andrew's church in Timsbury
Image caption Half of the church roof was damaged in the blaze

The roof of a 15th Century church in Hampshire has been badly damaged in a fire.

Firefighters tackled the blaze at St Andrew's church in Timsbury, which broke out shortly after 07:00 GMT.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue said crews managed to save artefacts inside the building, including a stained glass window.

Half the roof, including the bell-cote, was damaged by the fire, which is being investigated.

Officer in charge Mickey Smither, said: "Crews worked incredibly hard to contain this fire and protect as much of this historic church as possible.

"They quickly put in a fire break and were able to tackle the fire by removing tiles from the roof."

Image caption Fire crews managed to save a stained glass window

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