Everything we know so far about Fort Gilkicker fire in Gosport

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A FIRE broke out at an abandoned fort in Gosport this evening. 

Firefighters rushed at battled the blaze at Fort Gilkicker as pictures showed the flames could be seen from a distance away. 

Fire engine at the scene of the blaze at Fort Gilkicker. Picture: Katie Fairhall Beaumont

Fire engine at the scene of the blaze at Fort Gilkicker. Picture: Katie Fairhall Beaumont

The fire was described as being 'massive blazing’ by one person. 

Fire crews were called at 5.17pm and four fire engines as well as a water carrier were dispatched to the scene. 

The blaze had been extinguished by 7pm tonight. 

READ MORE: Firefighters battling blaze at Fort Gilkicker in Gosport

Fire at Fort Gilkicker

Fire at Fort Gilkicker

Fort Gilkicker is currently abandoned although there are plans to restore it and turn it into apartments. 

It is a Grade II listed building and was built between 1863 and 1871. 

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