FIRE crews were called to a blaze at a Hampshire laundrette last night.

Three teams were called to Rumbridge Street in Totton to tackle a fire in the back room of Tweedy Laundry.

Crews from Totton, Redbridge and St Mary's arrived at the scene at 21.58pm and had to evacuate the above flats due to the smoke.

A spokesperson from Hampshire Fire and Rescue said that two breathing apparatus, three water jets and a vent was used at the scene to put out the fire and clear the smoke.

They added: "We were called at 21.58pm to the fire on Rumbridge Street.

"The building was a two-storey building that is used for business use on the ground floor and a flat on the first floor.

"The fire was at the rear of the property.

"We used two breathing apparatus and three jets to extinguish the fire.

"We also used a vent to help clean the smoke from the flats above."

Crews were able to leave the scene at 23.18pm.

One resident of the road said: "They believe it was one of the electrical appliances caught fire.

"There was lots of smoke from the back coming out of the roof, everyone who was in the flats above had to get out."