Dorset

Bridport business premises wrecked in trading estate fire

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Media captionThe fire affected nine premises on the estate

A business unit has been destroyed and another was severely damaged in a fire on a trading estate in Dorset.

About 75 firefighters were called to the Dreadnought estate in Bridport at 04:21 BST, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

Local residents were advised to keep windows and doors closed because of a "large plume of smoke".

The fire is under control and the cause is being investigated.

Nine premises were affected, of which seven had been saved, the service said.

A commercial storage warehouse was "completely destroyed" while a vehicle workshop suffered "severe smoke, heat and structural damage", a spokesman added.

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Image caption Residents were warned to shut doors and windows because of a large amount of smoke
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Image caption A vehicle workshop was severely damaged
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Image caption About 75 firefighters tackled the blaze

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