Firefighters called to trees and muck heap on fire

Firefighters were called to a muck heap and trees on fire early this morning.

Richmond and Bedale crews were called out to extinguished the blaze at just after 4am.

It involved two conifer trees and a muck heap at Brough Park, near Colburn.

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They used a hosereel and pitchforks, with the cause of ignition attributed to heat generated from the decomposition of the muck heap.