Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Fordingbridge house destroyed by fire

Wood Green in Fordingbridge Image copyright Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
Image caption The fire spread throughout both floors and the roof

A fire has gutted a large house in the New Forest.

The blaze broke out in the rural detached property in Wood Green in Fordingbridge at about 23:00 GMT on Tuesday. The owners were not home.

It took firefighters from Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset Fire and Rescue Services several hours to bring the fire under control.

Crews used compressed air foam to protect nearby properties from the blaze.

The cause is under investigation.

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