EMERGENCY services rushed to a tackle a thatch fire in Andover. 

Around 13 fire crews from across Hampshire and Wiltshire arrived at Village Street in Thruxton yesterday afternoon. 

Motorists were asked to avoid the area and thick black smoke was seen filling the sky. 

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Crews from Winchester, Eastleigh, Romsey and Hightown attended the fire as well as other appliances from Andover, Basingstoke, Ludgershall, Salisbury, Overton, Sutton Scotney, Bishops Waltham, Alresford and Newbury.

A spokesman for Andover Fire Station said: "Crews from across Hampshire and Wiltshire are currently dealing with a thatch roof fire.

"There are lots of fire appliances attending this incident so please avoid the area."