Hampshire police have announced they are making enquiries into a building fire that erupted in Test Valley yesterday.  

Crews from Romsey and St Mary’s Fire Station were alerted to the fire at 09:53am in a derelict building in Hoe Lane, Ashfield.

Now police officers have revealed the building may have been set on fire "deliberately and enquiries" into the blaze are ongoing. 

A spokesperson from Hampshire police said: "We were called at 10.09am yesterday with reports of a building on fire in Hoe Lane, Ashfield.

"It is suspected to have been set deliberately and enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing."

Firefighters were met with "heavy smoke coming from the roof" of the building, according to a spokesperson from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

"The fire was extinguished using four breathing apparatus’, four hose reels and two jets," the spokesperson added.

The stop message came in at 12:03pm.