A resident fled their home after a severe fire raged through their kitchen.

Four fire crews were called to tackle the fire in a property in Duck Street, Cattistock last night.

A spokesman for Dorchester Fire Station said: "At 9.51pm both crews from Dorchester were mobilised to reports of alarms at a domestic address in Cattistock.

"Whilst on route this was then upgraded to 'persons reported', with smoke and flames issuing via multiple calls. Beaminster were then also assigned to the fire and Bridport were mobilised to Dorchester for standby duties.

"Upon arrival the occupant had escaped unharmed but we were met with the kitchen fully ablaze with rapid fire growth caused by a suspected flashover.

"Crews got to work with six breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, two thermal imaging cameras, one main line and small tools.

"The fire was surrounded and extinguished, a stop message going in to fire control roughly 12.20am. Crews are remaining on scene damping down."