A BARN was completely gutted by flames when a blaze tore through it today.

The fire broke out in the building in Rodfield Lane, Ovington, at 2.54pm destroying 150 tonnes of straw.

A crew of 12 firefighters from Winchester and Alresford fire stations arrived and used hose reels to tackle the flames.

They spent more than four hours damping down the burning materials.

Noone was hurt and it is not known how the fire started.