Richmond and Leyburn firefighters called to blaze in wood yard

Firefighters were called to a fire at a wood yard today.

The incident happened at a site between Richmond and Ravensworth.

Crews were called at 2.16pm to reports of a fire in a pile of wood chippings.

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The fire started accidentally when embers from controlled burning ignited the chippings.

The Richmond crew used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. The Leyburn crew was called to provide extra water.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the crews gave advice on controlled burning in a wood yard.