Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Blaze breaks out in Portsmouth's naval dockyard

Portsmouth Dockyard Fire Image copyright Hampshire Fire and Rescue
Image caption The broke out hours after HMS Illustrious returned from an aid mission to the Philippines

A fire has destroyed an office at Portsmouth's naval dockyard.

Fire crews were called to the base just before 22:00 GMT on Friday following the blaze in the building.

Crews worked overnight to stop the fire - in the roof and first floor - from spreading to other buildings.

The fire happened hours after 500 crew from HMS Illustrious disembarked at the dockyard. A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said the events were not connected.

The 23,000-tonne ship arrived back in Portsmouth on Friday afternoon after helping with the relief effort following the typhoon in the Philippines.

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