PHOTOS and video showed the huge blaze at a former Hampshire aquatic centre last night. 

Large plumes of smoke could be seen as World of Water, in Greatbridge Road, Romsey, went up in flames.

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This is the second time in nine months the site has had a major fire. It last happened in July last year. 

@hampshire_chronicle Awful 😭 Fire crews descended on World of Water, in Romsey, last night as a huge fire engulfed the site - the second in nine months. The former aquatic supplies centre shut in 2020. #fire #hampshire #fireengine ♬ original sound - Hampshire Chronicle

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As fire crews tackled the blaze on Friday evening, they closed Greatbridge Road and encouraged people to keep their windows and doors closed. 

The Advertiser was sent photos and videos as fire crews tackled the blaze.