Fire at Morrisons petrol station in Weymouth

A fire has broken out at Morrisons petrol station in Weymouth.

A picture shows flames inside the station off Dorchester Road.

A number of fire engines are at the scene.

It is understood a motorhome caught fire while it was filling up at the pumps.

The front end of the vehicle is burnt out. It is believed the occupants escaped from the vehicle unharmed.

Firefighters were called at just after 9am.
 

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Fire engines at the scene Pictures: Marie-Claire Alfonso

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The burnt out motorhome  Pictures: Marie-Claire Alfonso

Dorchester Road in the area of Morrisons is being closed to allow emergency services to work at the scene.

Traffic is being allowed out of Morrisons car park.

Three fire engines are at the scene along with police.

Firefighters were seen sprayng water on the roof of the petrol station to cool the area down.

District fire commander for Weymouth and Portland, James Plumley said: “Crews have been called to a significant fire of a large camper van. The cause at this moment is unknown.

“Significant damage has been caused to the forecourt, to the roof and to the petrol pumping equipment. It has completely destroyed the camper van.

“Crews from Weymouth and Dorchester are here and an aerial ladder platform from Weymouth is en route. There are about 18 to 19 firefighters on the scene.

“Crews have done an excellent job at stopping the fire from spreading.”

The brigade was alerted at 9.11am.

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Smoke rising from the site Picture: Kevin Hobbs

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