Caravan deliberately set on fire by youths in Ryedale

Youths are believed to have started a fire which badly damaged a caravan in Ryedale yesterday.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 9:25 am

Firefighters were called to put out the disused static caravan at Park Road in Norton at 3.44pm.

They said the whole structure suffered severe fire, heat and smoke damage, and believe it was started by youths with matches.

Earlier in the afternoon - at 3.10pm - crews from Malton and Scarborough were called to put out a metal clad garage which was alight at Main Road, Helperthorpe, near Malton.

Fire crews were called out to two incidents yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters said sparks from an angle grinder had caused the flames.

Several vehicles had been removed from the garage by the time firefighters arrived and were not damaged.