Shocking footage shows moment fire service tackle huge car fire on A6120 in Leeds causing major traffic disruption

This shocking footage shows the moment emergency services tackled a car fire in Colton.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 6:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 6:39 pm

The car was spotted by Leeds resident Wendy Rogers on the A6120 Selby Road shortly before 5pm.

Emergency services can be seen tackling the blaze on footage shot at the scene by Lewis Jones.

At least five members of the fire service surrounded the vehicle before attempting to extinguish the fire.

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Car fire in Leeds CC Wendy Rogers

Wendy Rogers said: "I was driving up Selby Road and saw a big cloud of smoke and the top of the fire that looked like it was actually on the roundabout at Colton.

"When I got nearer I could see it was a white car on fire.

"I was on the other side of the carriageway and cars had stopped to see if they could help.

"I think the driver managed to get out."

The fire caused major traffic disruption on the road.

The AA live map read: "Partially blocked and very slow traffic due to vehicle fire on A6120 Selby Road both ways from A64 Barwick Road to M1 J46 (Leeds Colton / Garforth)."