AN investigation has been launched after a house fire in Hampshire.

A two-storey building was engulfed by flames in Swallowfields, Andover, in the early hours of this morning.

A total of 15 firefighters, including an appliance from Wiltshire and a senior manager, attended the incident.

The fire took hold at around 2.33am and firefighters, using ten breathing apparatus, two hose reels, and a jet, extinguished the fire by 5.12am.

The ground and first floor were 100 per cent affected by fire, Hampshire Fire and Rescue confirmed.