A 'SUBSTANTIAL' building fire has led to the closure of a main road in Dorset.

Police have closed the A354 at Tarrant Hinton near Blandford as firefighters deal with the blaze.

The fire affects a unit at Brixeys business park on Blandford Road.

Dorset Police were informed of the incident at just after 5pm.

Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service crews are dealing with the blaze.

The brigade said 10 fire engines (about 50 firefighters) attended the fire, which involved 2,000 pallets.

The fire also spread to a single storey empty storage building, a brigade spokesman said.

Crews used ground monitors, hose reel jets, foam and hydrants to extinguish the fire.