FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze near Stockbridge in the early hours of this morning.

The fire started in a tumble dryer in the utility room of a property in Salisbury Road, Broughton, at around 3.20am.

One appliance from Stockbridge and one from Romsey were at the scene for almost an hour-and-a-half and used four breathing apparatus, two hoses and one jet to extinguish the flames.

The two-storey wood-cladded building suffered smoke damage and some fire damage but no one was injured.