FIREFIGHTERS are dealing with a car blaze on the A338 Spur Road this morning.

There are queues around Bournemouth, East Dorset, Christchurch and the New Forest after the incident, which happened in the southbound carriageway at 8.15am.

Bournemouth Echo:

Motorists travelling northbound are also facing long queues.

Fire crews from Sherborne and Ringwood attended. Despite their efforts, the car - a Renault Clio - was completely destroyed in the blaze.

Bournemouth Echo: The car fire on the A338 Spur RoadThe car fire on the A338 Spur Road

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said: "We were called just before 8am to reports of a car on fire on the A338 Spur Road.

"The fire broke out near the Ashley Heath roundabout in the carriageway leading towards Bournemouth.

"One lane is closed and officers are at the scene."

Long delays are building around Bournemouth and Christchurch. Drivers are reportedly facing queues on major routes including Hurn Road, Matchams Lane and the A31 through the New Forest and East Dorset.