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Driver treated for burns after van bursts into flames in Perth

Perth fire Image copyright Graeme Hart
Image caption The fire is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault

A van driver has been treated for burns after his vehicle burst into flames on a road in Perth.

A fire crew attended the incident on Dundee Road, near Kinnoull Parish Church, at about 09:15.

The driver, who works for King Contractors (Perth), left the vehicle after noticing smoke. He sustained a burn to his hand.

A spokesman for the company said the fire was understood to have been caused by an electrical fault.

The road was closed by police while the fire crew extinguished the blaze.

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