A CAR was burnt out in a fire in a York suburb.

Firefighters were called out at 7.50pm last night to The Green in Acomb, to a VW Golf well alight.

A brigade spokesman said:"The fire started in the engine compartment believed to have been caused by a fuel pipe being blown off and spraying fuel over engine compartment.

"The fire caused 100% fire damage to engine compartment and our crews used 1 hose reel and breathing apparatus to tackle the blaze."