Emergency services scrambled to Boot Hill after 'suspicious smoke' was seen on CCTV cameras.

Police and fire crews were called to the scene of Chickerell Road shortly after 12pm today (Thursday, February 1), following smoke sightings in the area.

A witness described seeing police officers appearing to 'search the surrounding streets for something.'

Firefighter's were called by police officers after the smoke was seen on Dorset Council CCTV cameras.

Upon arrival, fire crews found that the smoke had actually come from a controlled burn in someone's garden

A spokesperson for Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We received a call from police at 12:01pm today with concerns for a possible fire in the Chickerell Road area after seeing smoke on council CCTV cameras.

"One  fire engine from Weymouth was sent to the area to investigate and after a check of the area found it to be a controlled burn in someone's garden."

The stop message, meaning the incident is under control and no further resources are required, came in at 12:10 and the resources left the scene.

A spokesperson for Dorset Police said: "This relates to an incident of suspicious smoke in the area of Chickerell Road near the Asda supermarket."