Makeshift shelter near Harrogate allotments 'deliberately' set on fire

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire near the allotments in Bachelor Road, Harrogate. Picture: Google
Firefighters were called to reports of a fire near the allotments in Bachelor Road, Harrogate. Picture: Google

Firefighters found a makeshift shelter built near allotments in Harrogate was well alight when they arrived at the scene.

Crews had been responding to reports of a fire spotted near allotments in Bachelor Road at around 6.20pm yesterday.

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A North Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman said firefighters arrived to find a makeshift shelter, most likely built by youths, was well alight.

They used a small jet and knapsack sprayers to put out the flames.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate, the spokesman added.

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