York & North Yorkshire

Fire destroys Valley Gardens play area

Valley Gardens fire, Harrogate
Image caption The blaze destroyed the children's play area at Valley Gardens

A police investigation has started into the cause of a blaze that destroyed a children's play park in North Yorkshire.

Fire crews were called to the Valley Gardens park in Harrogate in the early hours of Saturday.

A 100sq m wooden play fort was engulfed in flames and eventually completely burned out.

Police said the cause of the fire, shortly before 03:00 BST, was unknown at the moment.

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