ALMOST 20 vehicles were destroyed last night as fire ripped through a Hampshire garage.

The blaze broke out at Boarhunt Garage, a vehicle recovery centre based on the Fort Wallington Industrial Estate at Military Road, Fareham.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) said the fire broke out just before 11pm yesterday and destroyed an HGV, 15 cars and two forklift trucks.

Firefighters from Fareham and Cosham rushed to the scene and were there until almost 1.30am today.

HFRS said the cause was not thought to be suspicious at this stage.