Commuters should expect delays after a car fire has partially blocked the A338 slip road at Castle Lane West.

A spokesman from Dorset Fire Control said three vehicles had been sent to the scene near Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

"It is just a single vehicle involved and the incident is ongoing," he added.

"Police are also at the scene helping to control traffic.

"An ambulance has not been called and it is believed there are no injuries." 

A spokesman from Dorset police said they were called just after 4.30pm this evening.

"The engine of a white Citroen Berlingo van has caught fire.

"It's believed to be an electrical fault but that is for the fire service to investigate."

Emergency services are still on the scene.