A video showing a van covered in flames captures the moment a huge bang is heard in Dartford.

The fire happened on Dartford Road just before 10.30pm last night.

Despite the loud bang, one of the onlookers appears not to flinch while seconds later a man shouts from the fish and chip shop to ask a woman whether she wants salt and ketchup on her chips.

"Salt and vinegar but no ketchup," comes the reply as the van fire rumbles on close by.

Bus routes 96 and 428 were disrupted but TfL confirmed the van was eventually cleared allowing traffic to flow freely once again.

One Twitter user took to social media to enquire about the "loud bangs" in the West Dartford area before being informed of the fire.

A Kent Fire & Rescue statement read: "KFRS was called to Dartford Road in Dartford at 10.15pm yesterday, to reports of a minibus alight.

"Two fire engines attended and crews used three hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. There were no reported injuries and the cause is being treated as suspicious."