The driver of a prison van managed to escape just before his vehicle burst into flames as it travelled along a main road in North Yorkshire.
It started when a tyre caught fire just after noon on Monday, 11th August, as the van was travelling northbound on the A19 between Thirsk and Easingwold. The van was not carrying any prisoners at the time.
A fire at a recycling plant in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, is under control but the fire service said it could be tomorrow before the flames are fully out. Thick smoke went up over the town and a stretch of the A19, after the fire broke out. It is the second fire in three years at the plant.
Gregg Easteal explains what happened.
It could be tomorrow morning before a fire at a recycling plant in Thirsk is fully out. Pete Gregory, of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, explained why it was difficult for his crews to put out the fire.
A waste management firm says their plant is safe despite suffering the second fire there in three years.
Firefighters were called to Todd Waste Management in Thirsk at 5am this morning.
Philip Atkinson, a director at the plant, said their procedures had worked and insists the plant was safe.
An investigation is underway after a huge blaze at a recycling plant in Thirsk. It is the second fire at Todd Waste Management plant in three years. Company director Philip Atkinson has been talking to ITV about the fire.
Emergency services are at the scene of a fire in Thirk. The blaze broke out at a recycling plant in Thirsk at 5am on June 9.
Fire at Todds Waste Management plant is the second one in three years. Bosses there insist that lessons have been learned and that is why this one didn't spread.
Firefighters say they expect to be here until tomorrow putting out blaze at Thirsk recycling plant. http://t.co/NK3fwVlxBB
Fire service have scaled back operation at blaze at Todd Waste Management in Thirsk. Crews likely to be here all day. http://t.co/44bm2nCClm