Firefighters were called to deal with a blaze in the roof of a house.

Weymouth full-time and on-call firefighters, as well as on-call crew from Dorchester were called to a property fire in Cheese Lane, Portesham at 4pm yesterday.

A spokesman for Weymouth Fire Station said: "On arrival smoke was issuing from the roof.

"Six breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and one main line were used to locate and extinguish the fire in the roof space.

"During this time on-call firefighters from Portland were mobilised to provide fire cover for the Weymouth area."