Fire is reported to have damaged several boats in a boatyard in Southampton.

Fire is reported to have damaged several boats in a boatyard in Southampton. The blaze broke out in a boatyard in Vespasian Road on the River Itchen at about 3am on Friday 11th May.

More than 70 firefighters were called to tackle the inferno, which took several hours to bring under control, while residents were evacuated from neighbouring flats. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but at least eight boats have suffered severe damage.