A large operation to tackle a fire by a lake in North Yorkshire was launched last night (Saturday).
Firefighters from Malton, Richmond, Thirsk, Boroughbridge and Northallerton all responded to a call at 6.05pm to the incident, next to Gormire Lake, Sutton Bank.
The fire was down a steep embankment.
Gormire Lake, Sutton Bank
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews attempted to tackle the fire and contain it using knapsack sprayers.
“A perimeter around the smouldering grass was then established by crews digging and damping down the area to avoid further spread through the night.”
This incident was ongoing through the night.
Gormire Lake is on a slope in the Hambleton Hills in the North York Moors National Park. It is a popular destination with walkers, and in 2018 was named in The Times‘ as one of the 20 best lakes and rivers in Britain for wild swimming.