CREWS from three fire stations rushed to a blaze in Bournemouth which caused “100 per cent damage” to a hallway of a flat.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue mobilised crews from Redhill Park, Springbourne and Westbourne Fire stations just after 9pm on Thursday after a fire broke out in a property in Cornish Gardens.

The crews attended the scene and found that hallway of the flat had sustained 100 percent fire damage.

To extinguish the fire, the crews used two breathing apparatus sets, one high-pressure hose reel jet and a positive pressure van.

No people were hurt in the fire, but the incident was handed over to Dorset Police to investigate further.

A spokesperson for the police said: “Dorset Police was called at 9.34pm on Thursday, February 27 to a report of a fire at an address in Cornish Gardens in Bournemouth.

“Officers attended, along with the fire service. No one was injured during the incident.

“An investigation is underway to establish the cause of the fire and enquiries are ongoing.”

Yesterday, investigators could be seen entering and by the property. One police car was also on the road.

An electrician attended to assess the damage to the electrical work caused by the fire.

At the time of going to press, the cause of the fire was unknown.

A resident living in the neighbouring property said the smell woke him up.

He said: “I woke up in the night because I could smell smoke.

“There were a few fire engines and lots of people stood outside.

“It was night, so I didn’t know anything, I don’t know how it happened.”

The worker investigating the scene left the property at approximately 12.30pm, as did the police car.