Forty firefighters are at the scene of of a bookshop fire in Southampton.
Fire crews rushed to the scene of the blaze at Waterstones on Above Bar Street.
The blaze broke out around 12.23 on Tuesday said a spokesman for according to Hampshire Fire and Rescue.
Staff and customers were evacuated prior to the arrival of firefighters, who raced to the scene from St Mary’s, Redbridge, Hightown, Eastleigh and Fareham.
Support crews and officers are also in attendance.
Firefighters in breathing apparatus used hose reels and jets to bring the blaze under control.
Above Bar Street remains closed in both directions while firefighters and Police continue to deal with the incident