A woman from York has been badly burned after petrol ignited as she transferred it between containers in her kitchen. The woman, named locally as Diane Hill, was in the kitchen near a gas cooker when she set alight - leaving her with 40% burns.
Shocked neighbours witnessed her run into her garden attempting to put out the flames.
A woman in York has been seriously injured whilst transferring petrol between containers in her kitchen. She was taken to Pinderfields Hospital with 40% burns to her body after the petrol ignited and set fire to her clothes.
Fuel supplies ran out at this filling station on Kirkstall Road in Leeds at 7am this morning. A tanker is due with more supplies today.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are warning people not to store stocks of petrol or diesel in their homes or cars following the announcements of the fuel strike.
Racehorse trainer Jo Foster from Menston, West Yorkshire says high fuel prices are hitting rural communities hard. The Countryside Alliance says diesel costs on average four pence more per litre in rural areas.