POLICE attended the scene of a van fire which partly closed a section of a Hampshire motorway this morning. 

Two lanes of the M27 were closed between Junction 1 and Junction 2 (Eastbound) as crews dealt with the incident, though all lane have now reopened. 

Fire crews were alerted after smoke was seen coming from a van on the hard shoulder. 

A spokesperson for Hampshire Fire ans Rescue Service said: "We were called at 10:53 today to the M27 eastbound between junctions one and two to a van fire.

"Fire engines from Redbridge, Lyndhurst and Ringwood attended and the fire was extinguished using a hose reel."

The fire was extinguished by 11.50am.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary confirmed that no injuries were reported and the fire is not being treated as suspicious.

There were delays of 25 minutes but traffic has now eased.