Crews from across Hampshire have rushed to the scene of a blaze in Southampton.
Crews were called to the scene of the fire at Empress Road at about 11.50am and fire pumps from St Mary’s, Redbridge and Hightown are battling the blaze.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue said: “They have 79 personnel on scene and ten pumps at the scene. We will be here for a while yet damping down, as there are multiple businesses affected.
“It would appear they are all interlinked but fortunately everyone was out when we arrived. It’s definitely a reasonable size incident, and that thick black smoke is tyres, grime and oil.
“Cars were involved in the fire, but we do not know how many. The roof of the building has collapsed in on itself.”
IT is understood that the fire is at Eugenes garage this building is also shared with a body repairs and Paint sprayer.