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Car catches fire on A64 near Malton while towing trailer full of beehives

The car caught fire while travelling on the A64 near Malton. Picture: Google
The car caught fire while travelling on the A64 near Malton. Picture: Google

A car caught fire on the A64 near Malton last night as it towed a trailer full of beehives.

North Yorkshire Fire Service said it was called to the A64 at Golden Hill at around 8.45pm to reports of a fire.

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A crew from Malton used a hose reel to put out the fire, which is believed to have been caused by an electrical fault.

A spokesman said: "The car had been towing a trailer carrying beehives which had been detached from the car when the fire was discovered and no beehives were effected.

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