Dorset

Poole pick-up truck arson spreads to house

A fire that destroyed a pick-up truck and spread to a nearby house in Poole is being treated as arson.

Dorset Fire and Rescue received "numerous" calls to the incident in Buckingham Road at 03:22 GMT.

Crews found a discarded burning petrol container at the scene, the truck on fire, and flames spreading to a nearby property.

The fire, which was put out by firefighters, is being investigated by Dorset Police.

A spokesman from the fire service said the crew compartment of the pick-up truck was "completely destroyed" and the house's conservatory damaged.

"The house also sustained heavy smoke and water damage on the ground floor," he added.