An ice cream van was totally destroyed in a fire yesterday afternoon.

The fire service has published this photo of it.

It caught light outside Cronk-y-Berry School at Lakeside Road, Governor's Hill, Douglas, at 3.20pm.

A high pressure hose reel was used to extinguish the vehicle fire and a running fuel fire from the damaged fuel tank.

Care was taken to mitigate any environmental damage from the diesel fuel with the assistance of the Department of Infrastructure and the Environmental Protection Unit.

The fire is reported to have started due to a fault within the engine compartment.