A19 in York fully reopened after fire


The A19 near the ring road in York is back to normal after the car fire this afternoon (Tuesday, 16 January).

The fire, on Shipton Road between the A1237 and Riverside Farm, sent plumes of black smoke across both carriageways and the road was fully closed for some time.

Now though the incident is over and traffic is running normally in the area.

A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said an Acomb crew responded to the vehicle fire.

“Crews used breathing apparatus equipment and hose reels to extinguish the fire. Crews also gave first aid to the driver who had sustained a small burn on their hand.”