CANFORD Heath residents watched in shock as a huge car fire spread to a garage and house this afternoon.

Firefighters rushed to the scene of the blaze in Warburton Road, which was reported at 2.45pm.

Four fire engines from Christchurch, Ringwood and New Milton attended.

Police closed Asastral Road at the  junction of Bader Road and Esmonde Way. Diversions were also put in place. 

Adastral Road reopened at around 5.20pm.