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Beautiful house suffers 'tragic amount of damage' in Alresford fire

Fire engulfs a property in Arlesford - picture credited to Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

80 firefighters from across Hampshire have dealt with a major thatched roof fire in Alresford.

A property on Beauworth Road was engulfed with flames and smoke last night.

It's been confirmed no one's been hurt, but the house affected has suffered what's been described as a 'tragic amount of damage'.

Crews from Eastleigh, Basingstoke, Alton, Fareham, Winchester, Eastleigh, Beaulieu, Redbridge, St Mary's, Hightown and Romsey were amongst those who've worked at the scene for hours.

These pictures released by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service show the tough conditions teams have faced.

Firefighters are working at the scene of the fire today, to carry out enquiries into what happened.

The county's Chief Fire Officer, Neil Odin, has paid tribute to the hard work of those at the scene.

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