Police share pictures of what's left of tractor and van set alight on A64 today

Police have shared pictures of a van and tractor which caught fire earlier today on the A64.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 4:59 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 5:00 pm

Officers from North Yorkshire Police said this morning was "slightly unusual" as they attended two unconnected vehicle fires both within a mile of each other within the space of three hours.

The first incident was reported at 8.37am at West Heslerton. The road was closed in both directions between West Knapton and West Heslerton to allow the fire service to put out the tractor blaze.

A few hours later, at 11.08am, emergency services were called out again; this time to deal with a small fire in the engine compartment of a van near East Knapton.

This morning's tractor fire. Picture: North Yorkshire Police.
This morning's tractor fire. Picture: North Yorkshire Police.

The road was closed again but has since reopened.

The drivers of both vehicles were uninjured.

The van fire near East Knapton. Picture: North Yorkshire Police.