LiveDramatic pictures show car on fire after explosion heard in East End Park
A car has exploded and is on fire in York Road in Leeds.
Pictures from the scene show thick smoke billowing from the car near the Vinery Centre in East End Park.
The road is partially closed and buses are diverting away from the scene, causing traffic chaos inbound towards Leeds.
Scroll down for live updates on this breaking incident.
Live updates as pictures show car on fire after explosion heard in York Road Leeds
Last updated: Thursday, 18 March, 2021, 10:40
Fire service confirms nobody was injured in the fire
Nobody was injured in the fire, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed.
A spokesperson said: “ We were called at 08.30 to reports of a large vehicle fire on York Road in Leeds.
“Two fire engines from Leeds Fire Station attended. Crews used two BA and two hose reels to tackle the fire.
“No one was injured.”
Statement from West Yorkshire Police
A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police has said the fire “does not appear to be suspicious”.
The road has now reopened following the fire but residual delays remain.
Traffic chaos on York Road due to the fire
There is queuing traffic on York Road inbound, towards Leeds, due to the fire.
The road is now partially open, however residual delays remain.
The AA reports:
“Partially blocked and queuing traffic due to vehicle fire on A64 York Road inbound after Ivy Street (Torre Road Flyover).
“The road was fully blocked however, CCTV now confirm that the has partially reopened. “
This is the location of the fire:
Buses diverting due to fire
York Road inbound is closed due to the fire.
All bus services are diverting away from the scene.
Resident heard ‘explosion’ as car bursts into flames
A nearby resident has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that she heard an explosion near the Vinery Centre in East End Park.
The car had burst into flames on York Road inbound.
Fire in York Road in Leeds
A car is on fire in York Road, Leeds.
The road is closed inbound in East End Park, from Raincliffe Junction into Leeds.
Dramatic pictures show thick smoke billowing from the car.
We have contacted West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for more information.