FIREFIGHTERS battled a blaze after a vehicle caught fire in a North Yorkshire village last night.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they were called out to a van fire in Cold Kirby at 6.16pm.

On arrival crews from Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside found a Citroen van well alight.

A spokesman said the van and contents were totally destroyed by fire.

He said: "Crews used 1 hosereel, foam, 2 breathing apparatus, thermal imaging camera and small tools to put the fire out. The cause is believed to be an overheated engine."

No one is believed to have been injured.