Columbia Road is closed after a van caught fire.

Firefighters were sent to Columbia Road, between its junctions with Columbia Gardens and Priestly Road, shortly after 3.30pm.

A Dorset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the van was “well alight” when the crew arrived.



It was extinguished by firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and using one hose reel jet.

A Dorset Police spokesperson confirmed the force was called to the scene by the fire service at 3.38pm.

The spokesperson said the vehicle involved is a white Vauxhall Vivaro Panel van registered to a company in Blandford.

No injuries have been sustained.