Almost 50 firefighters from Andover and beyond were called to a fire in King’s Somborne yesterday.

Firefighters were called to a thatched roof fire by a neighbour, with an outbuilding ablaze. The wooden outbuilding was seriously damaged in the incident.

Teams from across Hampshire, including Andover, Sutton Scotney, Whitchurch, Fareham and Romsey were all called to tackle the blaze.

Firefighters fought for several hours to control the flames, with the neighbouring house protected by the use of dry foam, which is designed to prevent flammable objects coming in contact with oxygen, so they cannot burn.