North Yorkshire Police
These scenes capture the final moments of a police vehicle as it is engulfed in flames on 26 August 2017. Two officers were on a blue light run on the A168 near Thirsk when the car suffered a catastrophic engine failure. Both officers left the vehicle and watched from a safe distance as the car went up in flames. There was nothing they could do to stop the fire. While the blue lights were still flashing, the fire spread and thick black smoke swept across the carriageway. Fire crews from Thirsk and Ripon responded to the call and used two hose reel jets and four breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. By then the vehicle was just a metal shell and was totally written off.