Pictures and video show the devastation left behind after a fire broke out in Durrington. 

Firefighters were called to Netheravon Road at around 10.15 on Wednesday morning and found a fire at the rear of three properties.

The Journal has been told that residents were alerted to the fire by a dog who had started barking. They initially tried to put out the fire.

One resident, who wishes to remain anonymous found out about the fire while at work and returned home to see firefighters at the scene.

She said it was “quite a shock” and described seeing the flames when she arrived.

“I could see the flames. It was in full swing,” she said. “The firefighters did an amazing job.”

“If it was not for the dog it could have been a lot worse,” she added.

A substantial amount of damage was caused to surrounding gardens.

“I was just glad no-one got hurt. It is just materialistic things – everything can be replaced or put back together. It is just the initial shock,” the resident said.

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews from Amesbury and Salisbury (two) were called to an incident on Netheravon Road, Durrington, at 10.14am this morning.

"The fire, which was found at the rear of three properties, involved four sheds, a children’s play area, three log stores and two vehicles. Two breathing apparatus wearers used hose reel and main jets to extinguish the fire. Our stop came at 11.42am."

Wiltshire Police also attended and closed a section of the A345 Netheravon Road, from the Larkhill roundabout to north Durrington. 

The road was reopened by 12.50pm. 


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