Video exclusive: 'Movie-style' lorry explosion causes North Yorkshire road to be closed.

Lorry explodes Credit: Calendar

Drivers are being warned to avoid the A19 around Thirsk after a lorry exploded on the carriageway.

Officers were called at around 9.45am today after reports that a load of hay bales had caught fire on the back of a wagon.

The vehicle is on fire on a bridge over the A19 and flaming debris is falling onto the carriageway below.


  • The road is closed in both directions as emergency services deal with the fire.

  • Traffic is currently being diverted through Thirsk.

  • The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the incident.