A driver has been left with burns to his hands after being involved in a car fire on a North Yorkshire road. 

Emergency services were called to the B1257 Clay Bank near Stokesley at about 8.25am on Tuesday (January 9) - following reports of a car on fire. 

After arriving on the scene, the driver had managed to extinguish the fire but had sustained burns to his hands. 

He was given treatment at the scene by paramedics and firefighters - but required further hospital treatment, but managed to make his own way to hospital. 

Following the incident, the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a statement over the incident. 

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A spokesperson for the fire service said: "Stokesley and Coulby Newham Crew responded to reports of a car fire on the main road.

"On arrival, crew confirmed the fire had been extinguished by the driver who incurred burns to his hands.

"He was given treatment by the crew at the scene and then made his way to Hospital via a friend. Crews made the scene safe."