Scarborough fire crews called out after suspected arsons

Firefighters from Scarborough have been called to the scene of two suspected arsons during the past 24 hours.

Sunday, 21st May 2017, 12:12 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:27 pm
Fire crews were called to Station Road in Scalby when a derelict barn was set alight. Picture: Google

The first involved a derelict barn in Scalby, where rubbish and straw had been set alight.

Crews were called to Station Road at around 8.45pm and used a main jet to put out the fire.

A garage fire was also reported at Albemarle Crescent in Scarborough shortly before 5am.

A North Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman said: "This was a wheelie bin fire, believed to have been due to a deliberate ignition."

He said a hose reel was used to put out the flames.