RESIDENTS spoke of their horror after witnessing a "horrendous" blaze near two Bournemouth schools late on Saturday night.

Crews were called to the scene in Pavan Gardens, near Kingsleigh Primary School and The Bourne Academy, at 10.23pm.

They had received a report from a resident who heard glass breaking and could see flames.

One resident, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Daily Echo: "I was watching television and then I heard a bang at about 10.20pm, so I came to look and saw a fire that was as big as the house in front of it."

Another witness said the fire "really was horrendous" and "quite daunting".

She said: "I had not long gone to bed and could see a glowing light that was different to a normal flood light.

"It was just seconds until I looked out the window and a shed was absolutely ablaze. It really was horrendous and was quite daunting."

Another said they saw a "pretty fierce fire" after hearing a banging sound.

As reported, firefighters from Redhill Park, Westbourne and Springbourne attended the incident and tackled the blaze, which involved an outbuilding in a garden, using two hose reel jets and a main line.

A fire investigation officer was also called in an attempt to ascertain the cause of the fire.

Crews left the scene at 11.09pm.