Firefighters tackle van blaze on Eastern Road

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A VAN caught fire on the Eastern Road, forcing a lane closure.

Firefighters from Southsea fire station tackled the blaze which was started by an electrical fault.

The fire had started near the Airbus site in the north of Portsmouth, close to Morrisons in Anchorage Park at 10.20am yesterday.

The crew spent around half an hour at the scene.

Hampshire Police closed one lane to traffic heading southbound while firefighters extinguished the fire.