WATCH: Van on fire near petrol station causes panic

An electrical fault in a van’s engine caused it to explode into flames near a petrol station.

The incident happened on Friday afternoon in the car park at Garrison Place in Falkirk, which is just behind the Morrisons petrol forecourt.

Picture: Bryan and Stacey Moffat

Picture: Bryan and Stacey Moffat

Bryan and Stacey Moffat, who own the Picturesque, by Mr and Mrs M photography studio, captured the fire on video.

Bryan said: “We had just nipped out for a coffee when we saw the flames and smoke.

“It was quite scary because it was close to the petrol station.”

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said it received a call at 12.36pm and firefighters used two high pressure hoses to extinguish the blaze quickly. The incident was under control by 1.10pm.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said the fire was caused by an electrical fault in the engine.