THE fire service says a fire that tore through an outbuilding in Whitchurch has been brought under control.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed that the stop call came in at 11.15am this morning (Sunday).

One crew from Eastleigh remains at the scene but they are expected to be departing imminently.

A total of 50 firefighters had been called in to tackle the blaze, which broke out at Southfield Farm Barn on Saturday at around 5.20pm.

It affected an outbuilding used for storage, and although three units were impacted in total, firefighters were able to prevent the flames from spreading to the many other units in the area.

The main outbuilding, however, is said to have been "100 per cent destroyed".

No people or animals were hurt in the incident.

Crews remained at the scene until the early hours of Sunday morning - as late as 5am according to those at the scene today.

A team from Sutton Scotney were present after sunrise, identifying any lingering hot spots and damping them down.

Staff from Scottish and Southern Electric were also at the site, with police and fire investigators expected to arrive throughout the day.

A re-inspection of the scene is due to take place at around 4pm.

The fire service says that the blaze was brought under control using five jets, three hose-reel jets, a compressed air foam system (CAS) and four sets of breathing apparatus.

Micheldever Road was cordoned off while emergency services tended to the incident, but it has since been reopened today.