Firefighters tackle blaze on Dales farm

Firefighters were called to a fire in a farm building in Hurst, near Reeth, yesterday.

Crews from Reeth, Leyburn, Richmond were called out at 7.45pm last night.

A wooden building attached to a house was ablaze.

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The building which was being used as a workshop was badly damaged.

The adjoining house which was undergoing renovation suffered smoke damage and melted guttering and facia boards.

The cause was believed to be hot metal shavings which ignited paper.