Crews were called to two fires in Selby overnight, both of which are thought to have been started deliberately.
At 7.40pm last night (Saturday), Selby firefighters were called to Cross Hills Lane in the town.
This was “a report of a fire in the open involving a light fluid can,” said a North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson.
“Fire out on arrival of crew. Fire and rescue removed can from area and left incident with police. Cause believed deliberate.”
And at 1.27am today (Sunday), they tackled a fire at Kirk Smeaton.
The spokesperson said: “Police requested Selby crew attend after one of their patrol cars came across a large fire in the open at the side of the road.
“Selby used one hose reel jet to extinguish the fire which is thought to have been caused deliberately.”