Yorkshire Coast crews called to three fires in 30 minutes last night

Scarborough and Filey firefighters were called to three small fires in the space of half an hour last night.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 9:49 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 9:50 am

A crew were called at 8.26pm to put out some wood on fire at Northstead Manor Gardens.

Then at 8.52pm, Filey firefighters were deployed to Filey Country Park where they put out a small rubbish and wood fire.

And at 8.56pm, a Scarborough crew went out to a small campfire left unattended on Scalby Mills Road. Police had put the flames out before firefighters arrived.

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Crews were called to three fires in 30 minutes last night.

Earlier this month, North Yorkshire Fire Service issued a plea after being called out to a series of small outdoor fires which were started deliberately.

It said some were believed to have been sparked by youngsters and urged parents to make sure they know "what your children are up to".

They said: "You can help keep your families safe by keeping matches and lighters somewhere out of the reach of children, talking to them about fire safety and fitting smoke alarms on every level of your home."