THE sun’s rays may have been the cause of a fire which broke out in a van.
A crew from Peterlee Fire Station was called to Wingate Industrial Estate, in Wingate, where a Citroen Berlingo was alight, around 2pm on Monday.
Firefighters spent half an hour at the scene and the vehicle’s leather seats were damaged by the flames.
A station spokesman said: “It is being treated as an accidental fire.
“It may well have been something to do with the radiating heat from the sun.”