Two teenage boys arrested and remain in custody over Scarborough chalet fire

Two teenage boys have been arrested after a fire destroyed beach chalets in Scarborough.

Friday, 23rd August 2019, 11:30 am
Several chalets were broken into. PIC: Richard Ponter

A 14-year-old and 15-year-old are being questioned about the incident and currently remain in custody.

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Two teenage boys have been arrested after a fire destroyed beach chalets in Scarborough.

One chalet was completely burnt out. PIC: Richard Ponter

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue received a call at 4.40am on Thursday morning (August 22) and crews from Filey and Scarborough attended the scene where chalets were on fire.

The fire service said: "The cause of this fire is believed to be deliberate."

One chalet is completely burnt out whilst several neighbouring chalets have fire damage.

North Yorkshire Police officers attended North Bay at 5.10am yesterday upon request of the fire service.

Fire crews at the scene on Thursday. PIC: Richard Ponter

A number of other chalets had also been broken into.

Around 20 were damaged in total, through either fire or break-ins.

Officers are urging anyone who owns or tenants a chalet that has been damaged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and provide details, quoting reference 12190154548 if they have not already reported it to the police.