A BURNING van in Old Town is being treated as suspicious by police.

The Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service received a 999 call at 1.34pm today about a van being "well alight" on Quarry Road.

Firefighters from Swindon fire station raced to the scene and arrived within six minutes.

A spokesman said: "On arrival, they extinguished the fire using two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet.

"No injuries were reported and the ambulance was not called because it appears noone was in the van at the time."

Wiltshire Police were called to the blaze at 1.45pm.

A spokeswoman said: "The white van was recovered after the fire service put it out.

"The road was closed while police carried out further inquiries.

"The fire is being treated as suspicious."

Quarry Road reopened at 3.25pm.

Anyone who saw the cause of the fire or who has any other information which could help police with their inquiries should call 101.