A FIRE has closed a road into a North Yorkshire village.

An agricultural vehicle on fire in York Road which runs between Skipwith to North Duffield closed the road in North Duffield at about 11am this morning (April 16).

Steven Parker who lives in the village took these dramatic images of the plumes of smoke billowing into the air which could be seen for miles around as firefighters battled to combat the blaze.

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Gazette & Herald: Firefighters at the sceneFirefighters at the scene (Image: Steven Parker)

Two fire engines were on the scene and the road was closed while the firefighters tackled the fire.

"There was an awful lot of smoke visible from all over the village," said Steven who works as a community and education officer and has lived in the village for about five years.

"I was working from home and there was a huge pall of black smoke, I went outside and it looked like some kind of agricultural vehicle, perhaps a combine hervester.

"It's up by the playing fields and at one point there was an explosion of some sort - perhaps a type burst."

Gazette & Herald: The fire blocked the roadThe fire blocked the road (Image: Steven Parker)

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the scene at 10.51am.

They said: "Crews from Selby and York responded to an agricultural vehicle on fire. 

"They had four firefighters in breathing apparatus equipment to safely extinguish the fire using three hose reel jets.

"Highways were informed of potential road damage and the incident was left in the hands of a recovery service."