Barbecue embers cause fire in bin lorry

Humberside Fire and Rescue
Humberside Fire and Rescue

Rubbish inside a bin lorry caught fire as it was heading out on its rounds early this morning.

Fire crews were called to Flamborough Road at Sewerby just before 7.45am and put out the blaze.

A spokesman for East Riding of Yorkshire Council said: "It was a minor fire and no damage was caused to the refuse vehicle.

"We suspect it could have been caused by embers from a barbecue which had been put in a green bin.

"We'd like to thank the firefighters for extinguishing the fire."