EMERGENCY services were called to a van fire on a country road.
Police and fire crews attended Dalton Back Lane, on the outskirts of Hartlepool, around 11.30pm on Monday as a Peugeot Expert van was on fire in a hedge.
The incident happened about a mile from the A689 and fire chiefs say it looked like the van had been involved in a crash beforehand.
No one was hurt in the incident.
The road was closed for a short time while the fire was dealt with.