Fire breaks out after three-car crash Fire

Firefighters work at the scene of the crash in Arundel Street, Portsmouth
Firefighters work at the scene of the crash in Arundel Street, Portsmouth

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A CAR caught fire after a three-vehicle crash in rush-hour yesterday.

Police were called at 7.26am after a Royal Mail van, based at the office in nearby Slindon Street, a silver Vauxhall Astra and a Ford Transit panel van collided outside Cowdray House in Arundel Street, Landport, Portsmouth.

Fire crews from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to tackle a blaze at the crash scene after one of the vehicles involved caught fire.

It was not clear in which vehicle the blaze started.

The road was blocked for just under an hour while the emergency services worked at the scene to put the fire out and clear debris.

Police officers diverted traffic travelling towards the city centre through Railway View.

Outbound traffic was diverted through nearby Landport Street.

Crews from South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust were also called to the scene.

But police said no-one was injured in the crash.

Officers re-opened the road to traffic at 8.25am.