Firefighters deal with arson incident and car fire

More than a dozen firefighters tackled as large rubbish fire in Catterick Village last night which is thought to have been started deliberately.

Fire engines from Colburn, Richmond and Leyburn dealt the fire in Leeming Lane North after being called just after 11pm.

It involved pallets, doors and other general waste.

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Crews used a hosereel and main jets to extinguish the blaze.

Firefighters were also called to a car fire on the A6108 near Bellerby.

This resulted in fire, heat and smoke damage to the engine compartment, and slight damage to the interior of the vehicle.

The cause is believed to have been an electrical fault.

The Leyburn crew used breathing apparatus and hosereel jets.

In another incident, the Colburn crew was called to a property off Forest Drive in Colburn at around 11pm to reports of a tumble dryer on fire.

However, this was a false alarm due to acrid fumes from the dryer motor.

The crew gave advice and removed the dryer from the property.