Firefighters tackle major blaze in Christchurch

Credit: Dorset Fire & Rescue Service

Investigations are continuing into the cause of a major fire in Christchurch.

Around 70 firefighters tackled the blaze which started at around 7.10pm on Wednesday in Oak Avenue.

It spread from a two-storey house to two other properties, a garage and a camper van in Chestnut Avenue.

Crews from 10 stations across Hampshire and Dorset were called to the scene.

Firefighters used water from the nearby river at Iford Bridge to tackle the blaze.

Credit: Dorset Fire & Rescue

All residents were accounted for and there were no reported injuries.

Volunteers from the British Red Cross were on scene to support those affected.

Credit: Swanage Fire Station