A HORSE box was destroyed and a barn was damaged in an early-morning blaze in Hampshire.

Two fire engines and a fire officer were called to the scene and used two breathing apparatus, two hosereels and one jet to extingush the fire at about 4.20am this morning.

The box had been discovered on fire at a farm in Horris Hill, Newton Common, near Newbury.

All horses were safel rescued from the scene and the fire was put out at 5.20am.