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Car owners have been finding out today whether their vehicle was one of the 85 destroyed in a huge fire at a music festival near Winchester. An investigation is under way into how the fire started yesterday afternoon at the Boomtown Fair. The cars were completly destroyed but there were no injuries. Richard Slee reports
Dramatic pictures show the "vehicle graveyard" after the huge blaze swept through the carpark at Boomtown festival.
At least 80 vehicles were caught up in the inferno and a nearby campsite was evacuated.
The music event, which can host up to 50,000 people, is taking place in Winchester this weekend.
At least 80 cars have been destroyed in a fire at Boomtown Fair music festival at the Matterley Bowl near Winchester.
Emergency services were called at 4:15pm Friday to a multiple car fire at the west car park.
Crews had to work to contain the area and they evacuated a neighbouring campsite as a precaution. The fire was brought under control just before 6pm.
No one has been reported as injured.
Police have since been working collaboratively with HFRS to ascertain the cause of the fire.The investigation is currently ongoing.
A compilation of pictures form the fire at the Boomtown Fair.
A large fire has broken out in the car park at the Boomtown Festival. Several fire crews have been tackling the blaze.