Forty firefighters tackle blaze at Surrey newsagents

The scene of the blaze early on Sunday morning Credit: Tom Pill

An investigation is underway into the cause of a blaze which badly damaged a Farnham newsagents overnight.

More than forty firefighters were mobilised to the Station Hill store at 11.19pm on Saturday, after a number of explosions were heard.

Police confirmed "all affected residents", including those living in the flats above the shops, were evacuated and no injuries have been reported.

The explosions are thought to have been caused by gas canisters catching alight.

Police closed local roads but the station remained accessible via diversions.

Six fire appliances and 44 firefighters from Surrey and Hampshire attended. South East Coast Ambulance Service and a Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) also attended.

Surrey Fire and Rescue tweeted at 2.36am that the operation was being scaled down: