A MERCEDES Sprinter was parked up in Redvales when an electrical fault caused it to burst into flames. 

The white van was parked in Lakeland Crescent, while its owners were working on a conservatory. 

Stephen Wilcock, watch manager at Bury fire station, said: "It had driven there this morning and was one of those unfortunate things."

The fire caused extensive damage to the van and the crew were called to the scene at about 10.30am. 

The fire crew were there for around 45 minutes and on their way back came across the scene of a hit and run, which they also attended.