A VAN was “severely damaged” in a fire in Bournemouth late on Wednesday night.

Firefighters were called to the fire in Ascham Road, Charminster, at 10.46pm.

The fire reportedly involved a DPD delivery van.

One fire crew from Springbourne attended and found the van to be “well alight”.

Bournemouth Echo:

The fire was extinguished using two hose reel jets.

The stop message was received at 11.04pm.

Dorset Police said: "We were called at 10.50pm on Wednesday 18 September 2019 by the fire service to reports of a van on fire in Ophir Road in Bournemouth.

"An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire."