These dramatic pictures show the moment a minibus burst into flames near York Station on Saturday afternoon (22 June).

The vehicle caught fire on Station Road, which was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident. It has now reopened.

Two fire crews were called out at about 3.35pm and tackled the blaze. Police also attended.

These images, by Sam Bainbridge, show how fierce the fire burned. No one is believed to have been hurt.

First York diverted its buses while Station Road was closed.

Eye witness Steve Looker from the Principal York Hotel told David Dunning of Minster FM:

  • There were flames coming out of the windows, the tyres had popped and the glass had gone.

    The smell was disgraceful.

    The police and British Transport Police had got it cordoned off before the fire brigade attended. A couple of minutes and it was done.

Fire crews extinguished the blaze. Photographs: David Dunning / Minster FM
The van after the fire
The burned out shell of the minibus