High winds keep North Yorkshire firefighters busy overnight
Farm buildings at a property near Malton caught fire last night when high winds caused flames from a bonfire to spread.
North Yorkshire Fire Service were called out to the village of Acklam at around 7.15pm to reports of a large fire involving agricultural building.
A water bowser from Tadcaster was taken to the scene as crews from Malton, York and Acomb worked to bring the blaze under control.
A spokesman said: "This was caused by an accidental spread from a bonfire due to the high winds."
The service received a number of other calls last night as Storm Ophelia continued to cause disruption across the region.
Crews from Pickering and Sherburn responded to reports of a fire at Hawthorn Avenue in Malton shortly before 9pm.
They found a PVC door curtain had blown into a security light, but the fire was out by the time they arrived.
Firefighters from Acomb were dispatched to Hunters Way in York at 9.15pm when a tree crashed into a property, breaking through one of the windows.
And another crew was called upon to help remove a sign in Commercial Street, Malton, that was hanging dangerously over a footpath due to the high winds.