FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fire which broke out in the roof of a derelict building in the early hours of this morning.

Crews from Weymouth, Portland, Maiden Newton and Bridport attended following a call at 12.21am to a fire at which had broken out on the roof of a derelict building on Dorchester Road, Weymouth.

Police also attended the scene and are carrying out enquiries into the cause of the fire.

A spokesman for Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called to a derelict building on Dorchester Road, Weymouth at 12.21am this morning, where fire had broken out in the roof. Crews attended from Weymouth (x2), Portland (x2), Maiden Newton and Bridport, together with the aerial ladder platform from Weymouth.

"Four breathing apparatus wearers used two main jets and a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire, and also protect neighbouring businesses. The stop was at 3.22am."

A spokesman for Dorset Police: "Dorset Police received a report at 12.56am on Monday 22 November 2021 of a fire in a derelict building on Dorchester Road in Weymouth. Officers attended with the fire service. Enquiries are underway to establish the cause of the fire."