Firefighters from three stations, including Basingstoke, tackled a blaze at a derelict office building in Hook on Thursday evening (July 7).

The fire inside the office in Bartley Wood Business Park in Hook had spread to an external part of the building.

The firefighters said it is believed that the fire was set “deliberately”.

It was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using jets and ventilation fans.

A spokesperson for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews from Basingstoke, Rushmoor and Surrey FRS were called to a derelict office building in Bartley Wood Business Park in Hook yesterday evening at 17:19. 

“The electric company isolated the power supply to the building before Hampshire Constabulary were informed as it is believed the fire was set deliberately.

“HIWFRS left the scene following the stop message at 18:42.”

Police said they have launched an investigation.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "We were called at 5.42pm on Thursday, 7 July, to a report of a fire at Bartley Wood Business Park in Hook.

"The matter is under investigation and anyone with information should call 101 quoting 44220272096."

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