York & North Yorkshire

Fifty firefighters tackle 150-acre moor fire at Cropton

More than 50 firefighters have tackled a moor fire in North Yorkshire.

The fire service was alerted to the incident at Cropton, near Pickering, at 1500 BST.

About 150 acres (0.6km-sq) of moorland have been destroyed with eight fire crews needed to tackle the fire when it was at its strongest.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said there had been a spate of similar fires in the area recently. No one was hurt in the incident.

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