Ilkeston ice cream van fire started in engine

Pic by Stuart Pyne
Pic by Stuart Pyne

An ice cream van fire was caused by an electrical fault in the engine.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Bath Street at about 9.50am on Thursday.

The Mr Whippy could be seen well alight. Business owners from nearby shops helped the owner to safety. She is said to be devastated by the incident.

A spokesman said: “It was an accidental fire that started in the engine.”