SIXTY fire-fighters fought a blaze on a Hampshire industrial estate today.

An investigation is underway this morning into the blaze in Totton.

Fire crews were alerted to the fire at the industrial dry cleaning business in the Lulworth Business Centre, Nutwood Way, at 1.30am.

The alarm was raised by a police officer on routine patrol who spotted the smoke.

Eight fire appliance were sent to the scene at the Weightwash cleaning company.

Some remained there this morning to dampen down the building.

They included one fire appliance from Totton, one fire appliance and the aerial ladder platform from Redbridge, one fire appliance from Lyndhurst, two fire appliances from Romsey and three fire appliances from St Mary’s Fire Station.

The multi-role vehicle from Eastleigh Fire Station and the incident command unit from Service Headquarters were also in attendance.

The company has been operating since 1966 and among its customers are Esso refinery and D P World.

Group manager Dan Tasker, of Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Upon arrival I could see flames above the roof of the building.

"Firefighters gained access to the premises using specialist cutting equipment and crews ventilated the premises.

“The blaze was tackled using a combination of dowsing the flames from above with the aerial ladder platform monitor and traditional methods on the ground.“

He added: “Crews used the thermal imaging camera to check for further pockets of fire and the spread of smoke.

“Firefighters worked extremely hard to contain the fire to the unit of origin and did a sterling job in stopping the fire from spreading to the neighbouring two units.

"Due to their efforts there should be no adverse impact to the rest of the industrial estate.”