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FIREFIGHTERS from across Hampshire tackled a blaze at a shooting lodge last night.

Around 35 firefighters from Winchester, Eastleigh, Bishop's Waltham, Redbridge and Fareham tackled the fire in Belmore Lane in Owslebury, near Winchester, last night.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 5.16pm and fire crews used five jets,one fan spray and foam to douse the flames.

The cause of the fire is not known and now under investigation.

A spokesman for the Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: “This was a stone and timber construction and measured 15m by 12m and was 100 per cent fully involved with fire.

“We are unaware of the cause at this time. Relief crews carried on until around midnight to dampen down.”

Water carriers were sent from Eastleigh and Fareham and the fire was officially stopped at 9.45pm.