SMOKE filling the sky seen from across Basingstoke - which could be seen from parts of Winchester on Monday afternoon came from controlled burning, the fire service has confirmed.

Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service said the smoke came from controlled burning on private land and the landowner had notified the fire service beforehand about the planned burning.

As a result, no firefighters were called to the scene.

People have taken to social media to comment about the 'fire', with some photos showing plumes of smoke seen from a distance, posted on Winchester Pics on Facebook