Dramatic picture shows van destroyed after being engulfed in flames in Northumberland village

Emergency services attended to a van in flames on New Road, Chatton.

By Faye Dixon
Friday, 02 August, 2019, 11:40
Paul Buxton spotted the car as it was alight

Fire fighters were called at 9.50am with the report of a vehicle fire on Friday, August 2.

A spokeswoman for Northumberland Fire and Rescue said: “One appliance attended the scene and a small van was well alight.”

Police were also sent and the fire was quickly extinguished. It is not believed to be suspicious and no one was injured.

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Paul Buxton, Guide at Bamburgh Castle was driving to work and spotted the van which he believed looked like it had steam coming from it.

He said: “As I got closer I realised it was smoke and it erupted into flames. I parked at the other end of the road and stopped the traffic until the Fire Brigade arrived from Belford.

“It gave me a quite a shock. It’s not the sort of thing you usually see on your drive to work.”