Emergency services called to Welwyn Garden City van blaze

A van caught alight on Stanborough Road. Picture: Cambs Fire and Rescue Service

A van caught alight on Stanborough Road. Picture: Cambs Fire and Rescue Service - Credit: Cambs Fire & Rescue Service

A van went up in flames on a busy Welwyn Garden City road last night.

The red Ford Transit van caught alight at about 8pm on Stanborough Road, near the petrol station.

Emergency services - Herts police and Herts Fire and Rescue Service - closed the road while they dealt with the fire, which was out by 8.20pm.

The road reopened shortly after 9pm.