Fire crews called out to tackle grass blazes

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FIREFIGHTERS were called out twice over the weekend to tackle grass fires.

The first alarm was raised just after 6.45pm on Friday after reports of a grass fire at Oliver’s Mount.

A fire crew from Scarborough was sent to the scene.

When they arrived they found approximately 100 square metres well alight.

A North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said they used beaters to extinguish the flames.

They returned to the fire station at 7.35pm.

The second call came in shortly after at 9.27pm on Friday as firefighters were called out to tackle a small grass fire in the Castle Gardens area of Scarborough.

One appliance was sent to the scene and managed to put out the fire in less than an hour.