A FIRE ripped through a block of flats in Amesbury last night. 

In pictures sent to the Journal, the flats near the One Stop in Sandell Place can be seen to be engulfed in flames. 

The exact cause of the fire is not yet known, but the Mayor of Amesbury posted on Facebook to say no one was injured during the incident. 

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service: "We received a call at 7.09pm yesterday evening about a domestic property fire on Sandell Place, Amesbury. Crews from Amesbury, Salisbury, Warminster (x2), Tisbury and Mere along with neighbouring crews from Andover, Winchester, and aerial ladder platform from Basingstoke, attended the incident involving a three-storey building, which was well alight on arrival. 20 breathing apparatus wearers used the aerial ladder platform, hose reel jets and ladders to extinguish the fire.

"Our stop came in at 1.56am and two crews remained on scene overnight to monitor for hotspots.

"The building was evacuated, though no rescues were carried out. A fire investigation is underway."

Mark Verbinnen, town and Wiltshire councillor for Amesbury, said: "Devastated for those effected by the flat fire in Amesbury today. We have managed to get temporary accommodation tonight for everyone who needed it and Wiltshire Council will be contacting everyone tomorrow about further accommodation.

"Thanks to the Baptist Church for opening their doors today and Amesbury Town Council staff who set up some emergency accommodation."

Wiltshire Council said: "We're working with partners including DWFireRescue and Wiltshire Police supporting residents impacted by the fire in Amesbury. A special thanks to all those in the local community who have come forward and offered help and support to those affected by last night's events."

Wiltshire Police and South West Ambulance Service have been contacted for more information.