Police appeal over fire which damaged 22 vehicles near York

The fire close to the A64 on Saturday. Photographs: Billy Morfitt
28 May 2019 @ 1.49 pm
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Police investigating a fire which damaged 22 vehicles near York are appealing for the public’s help.

Fire crews from Huntington were called out to the fire, on Malton Road, Stockton on the Forest, at 8.46pm on Saturday (25 May).

They found the vehicles alight, along with a nearby industrial unit. For a time a section of the nearby A64 was closed as firefighters tackled the blaze.

Smoke billows up from the fire

Now police are asking the for the public’s help with their investigation into the cause.

Officers are working with investigators from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to determine how it happened and whether or not it was suspicious.

They want to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area during the hours leading up to the fire at 9pm.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Quote reference number 12190094387