MORE than 100 firefighters are tackling a fire in a warehouse in Andover today.

Crews were called to Ocado's premises on Walworth Business Park after a blaze broke out at around 2.30am in one section of the food giant's operations.

General manager of the site Allan Carruthers said around 120 to 130 people were working at that time, but that everyone was evacuated safely.

Members of the management team continue to wait at the site while the day shift team have been sent home as firefighters continue to work at the scene.

Crews from Andover, Whitchurch, Sutton Scotney and Basingstoke have been at the site since the early hours of the morning today (Tuesday) and further teams from Winchester and Eastleigh have also joined the operation.

The incident has caused orders for today to be delayed.

A statement from Ocado said: "A fire started in a section of the ambient grid of our Andover Customer Fulfilment Centre.

"The Fire Brigade is on site. All relevant safety measures were carried out as planned and no one suffered injury.

"The incident and the measures being taken to contain it appears to have affected a proportion of the mechanical handling equipment and some of the grid.

"Although some orders had already left the warehouse before the incident and will be delivered as normal, Andover suspended operation this morning preventing further fulfilment of orders.

"We will assess the damage this incident has caused to the Andover CFC and will update further as appropriate."