FIREFIGHTERS raced to tackle a shed fire in the early hours of this morning.

A shed in Holcroft Road, Southampton was "100 per cent destroyed" during a blaze at around 4.40am today.

Crews from Hightown and St Mary’s Fire Stations rushed to the scene.

No one was reported as injured however police were notified.

The stop message came in at 5.17am.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Services said: "We were mobilised at 4.41am to Holcroft Road.

"A 6ft shed and fence panelling were 100 per cent destroyed by fire.

"One high-pressure hose reel was used.

"Police were informed and the stop message came in at 5.17am."

The Daily Echo has contacted Hampshire Police for comment.

It comes following a spate of shed fires across the Thornhill area of the city.

On May 30 a shed in Thornhill Avenue was burned to the ground.

According to police it is believed to have been purposely set alight.

Posting on social media a police spokesperson said: "We are currently investigating a series of arson incidents in the Thornhill Park area, whereby sheds and garages have been purposely set alight.

"We are also speaking with the local Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service in order to collate all the information.

"The most recent incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday, May 30 at around 1.30am hours in Thornhill Avenue.

"If anyone has any information please contact us online, on 101 or Crimestoppers and quote reference number 44200192472."