A INCIDENT involving a blazing HGV closed both lanes of a Hampshire dual carriageway in the early hours.

Crews from two fire stations - Ringwood and Ferndown - rushed to a vehicle that was "well alight" on the eastbound carriageway of the A31.

The incident happened between Poulner and Picket Post at around 2.15am.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that both lanes of the A31 were closed while crews dealt with the incident. They were on the scene until 3.20am.

There are no reports of any injuries.