FIRE crews were called to a Hampshire industrial estate this afternoon after a shipping container caught fire.

The blaze broke out in a container at Wellhouse Lane, Abbots Barn, and spread to heavy plant machinery.

Crews from five fire stations - Eastleigh, Redbridge St Mary's, Sutton Scotney and Winchester - dashed to the scene.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Fire is now out and all crews have come away."

The cause of the blaze is under investigation but is not thought to be suspicious.