Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Firefighters tackle Otterbourne garage site blaze

A firefighter tackling the blaze at the garage in Otterbourne Image copyright Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption The fire broke out at a garage on Main Road in Otterbourne

Up to 40 firefighters have been tackling a large fire which destroyed a garage in Hampshire.

The roof of the building on Main Road in Otterbourne, near Eastleigh, collapsed during the blaze, which broke out at about 03:30 GMT.

No injuries were reported at the site, which also contains workshops and offices. An investigation is under way.

The neighbouring convenience store, which was saved, is due to reopen later.

Ty Whitlock, commanding officer at the scene, said: "When we pulled up we were faced with flames coming out of the roof, coming out of the glass doors and windows and obviously huge amounts of smoke coming from the eaves."

Image caption The roof of the garage collapsed during the blaze
Image caption The fire demolished the main building but some outbuildings and the neighbouring convenience store were saved

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