AN investigation is underway after beach huts were destroyed by fire.

A total of three huts on Calshot beach were completely damaged and one suffered partial damage after the fire at around 5.30am today.

Firefighters from Hardley and Hythe used two breathing apparatus, one compressed air foam jet, one hose reel jet, and two high pressure hose reels to extinguish the blaze.

The fire was out by 6.48am.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said the cause is now under investigation.