A man has described the awful moment he released a fire was ripping through flats in Amesbury. 

On Friday evening, June 9, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to a block of flats near the One Stop in Sandell Place in Amesbury.

Jordan Evans, 29, was sitting in his home opposite the block on Friday, June 9, when he smelled what he describes as the scent of burning plastic.

His wife, Collette, thought it could be a barbecue but as she checked outside, a piece of ash came through the open window and landed on Jordan.

Jordan said: “My wife came running in and said ‘There’s a fire, there’s a massive fire over the road.’”

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The couple then went out to make sure that all their neighbours were safe. The fire service confirmed that residents had been evacuated and no rescues had taken place.

He added: "My wife ran out and took a child in who lived in the flat and brought her up to our flat so she was out of the way of the smoke, and so she could try and calm down she put cartoons on for her so she just sat in our living room watching TV."

On Saturday, June 10, Jordan created a GoFundMe page to support the families affected. 

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He said: “I’m just trying my best to do something for the people affected. I thought the GoFundMe would be a great idea to try and raise some funds for them.”

So far, 43 people have donated more than £700 to help the families. 

The fire service declined to comment on the cause of the fire on the morning of Monday, June 12.

Louise Knox, senior communications officer for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “The fire investigation is ongoing and we will hopefully be able to advise on a cause once it’s complete.”

To view Jordona's GoFundMe, click here