FIREFIGHTERS have tackled a car fire in York this afternoon (Saturday).

Crews were called to the incident on Field Lane, near the Hull Road roundabout, at about 3.30pm.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the car - a Volkswagen Golf - suffered 80 per cent fire damage.

The car burst into flames after fuel ignited from a ruptured fuel tank, according to the service.

The crews put out the fire using breathing apparatus and two hose reels.