A huge fire hit the BoomTown Fair Festival, destroying 80 cars


More than 80 cars were destroyed when a huge fire swept through a music festival.

At its peak, six fire crews battled the blaze on the second day of the four-day BoomTown Fair Festival in Hampshire on Friday.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue and police have launched an investigation into the blaze, which started at the Matterley Bowl site, near Winchester, shortly before 4.15pm.

A fire service spokesman said: "On arrival, firefighters were faced with a large blaze involving approximately 80 vehicles, all of which were destroyed in the fire, but fortunately no injuries were reported.

"The Boomtique campsite next to the car park was evacuated as a precaution, but suffered no damage."