FIVE crews have been called and a road is closed due to a fire in a commercial property in Shaftesbury.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the Longmead industrial estate at 6.52am today.

Now motorists have been asked to avoid the area.

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Fire engines from Shaftesbury, Gillingham, Sturminster Newton, Mere and Blandford are at the scene, along with an aerial appliance from Yeovil.

A spokesman for North Dorset Police said: "Longmead industrial estate road is shut due to a fire. Please avoid."

No further details have been released.