Fire At Old Dorset School

At approximately 8.10pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 9th May), Dorset Fire and Rescue Service received several 999 calls alerting them to a property fire in a derelict school building in Salisbury Road, Christchurch.

It was at the Homefield school site at Winkton near Burton.

Around 45 firefighters and six fire engines, a water carrier and support vehicles dealt with the blaze. 

It's not yet known what caused the fire. 

An investigation's now underway.