Arsonists start fire in derelict Scarborough printing site

A fire was started in part of a former printing site off Columbus Ravine, Scarborough. Picture: Google
A fire was started in part of a former printing site off Columbus Ravine, Scarborough. Picture: Google

Firefighters were called to a former printing site in Scarborough yesterday evening after arsonists struck.

North Yorkshire Fire Service said it was alerted to a fire at the derelict building off Columbus Ravine at 7.50pm.

Crews sent to the scene found a fire burning inside the building, which measures around 300 square metres.

They wore breathing apparatus as they used a hose reel jet to put out the flames and then cleared smoke with high powered fans.

A spokesman said the fire had been started deliberately by youths.