Van 'explodes' into ball of flames in City of London

The white delivery van caught fire in Cornhill around 11am

Samuel Osborne
Tuesday 05 April 2016 12:13
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Firefighters brought the fire under control within 20 minutes
Firefighters brought the fire under control within 20 minutes

A van "exploded" into a ball of flames in the City of London closing nearby roads as firefighters rushed the scene.

The white delivery van caught fire in Cornhill around 11am.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control within 20 minutes.

Nearby office workers described hearing a very loud bang before plumes of smoke rose from the burning vehicle.

Roads leading to Cornhill were closed in both directions to pedestrians and traffic.

A statement from the London Fire Brigade said nobody was injured during the incident and the cause of the fire was under investigation.

City of London police said the cause of the fire was "not suspicious".

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