FIRE crews were called out to a busy Scarborough town-centre area on Saturday.
Scarborough fire station received reports at 2.04pm of a bin fire outside Ryman stationery shop in Westborough.
One engine was sent to deal with the fire, which was extinguishsed quickly.
Crews temporarily blocked off the area of the footpath, which was busy with shoppers and people waiting in bus queues at the time, while they dealt with the minor incident.
It is not yet known of the cause was deliberate or accidental.