FIRE crews were called to a blaze in a derelict building in Southampton.

The incident at Church End in Shirley, just off the High Street, was attended by crews from three fire stations - St Mary's, Totton, and Redbridge.

Crews were called out just after 4am and were on the scene until 6.15pm.

Church End is a narrow street runs alongside the High Street between its junctions with Cherry Gurney Road and Janson Road.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the fire, which involved pallets and timber, broke out in a derelict building being used as a garage

Part of the High Street was closed for a time while crews dealt with the blaze.

Bluestar announced that services 4, 7, 17 and 18 would be diverting via Waterloo Road and Regents Road and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

But a passenger tweeted: "Just been through Shirley High Street on one of your buses and not seen a fire or any emergency services."