FIRE crews from five towns tackled a blaze started when a bonfire spread out of control.

A stable block and garage were destroyed and a neighbouring property and fence damaged in the fire in Burley in the New Forest yesterday afternoon.

Crews from Burley, Ringwood, New Milton, Eastleigh and Christchurch were all called to the scene.

Now a warning has been issued to members of the public.

A spokesman for Burley fire station said: "If anyone is thinking of having a bonfire, simple answer is don't."