Firefighters were called after an electrical fault in a recycling lorry caused it to burst into flames in the early hours of today.
Crews from Cosham went to the fire, which broke out at around 2.30am.
The lorry had been parked up at the Veolia Materials Recovery Facility in Dundas Spur, Portsmouth, when one of the employees there saw the flames.
There was no-one in it at the time.
The fire started underneath the rear part of the lorry, and around 30 per cent of the underside was destroyed.
Crews took around 45 minutes to put the fire out.