SHOPPERS were evacuated from a shop in Southampton city centre this afternoon after a fire.

Firefighters from St Mary's station were called to the scene in an alley near Poundland on Above Bar Street at 4.11pm.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said that a small fire broke out in a flat roof and was extinguished with a hose reel jet.

The fire was put out by 4.39pm and there were no reports of any injuries.