York & North Yorkshire

Three men arrested over suspicious Skipton fire

Police investigating a suspected arson attack on a building in North Yorkshire are questioning three men.

Dozens of firefighters were called to Speedy Hire Centre at the Enterprise Centre at Cross Hills near Skipton on Friday afternoon.

Substantial damage was caused to the building and nearby businesses, North Yorkshire Police said. A passing train was also damaged by the fire.

Two men from Keighley and another from Ilkley have been arrested.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said six fire engines and an aerial ladder were at the scene at the height of the flames.

Officers said no-one was injured and no residential properties were affected by the fire.

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