York & North Yorkshire

Weaverthorpe wood yard blaze tackled

More than 50 firefighters have been tackling a 40-tonne timber fire at a wood yard in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the fire at Weaverthorpe wood yard, near Scarborough, at about 1230 BST.

At its height more than 50 firefighters from around the county were involved in tackling the blaze.

No-one was injured, but a tractor was set alight in the fire. The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

The fire service said crews remained at the site "damping down".

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