Fire crews called out to two arson attacks in York

Firefighters were called to two fires in York that are believed to have been started deliberately on Thursday night (July 5).

At 8.21pm, a crew from Acomb was called out to a wooded area near Rawcliffe Bar park and ride car park.

The North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “Youth were believed responsible for starting a fire in a wooded area to wood and grass.”

They put out the blaze.

The wooded area next to Rawcliffe Bar park and ride car park. Photograph © Google Street View
Then, at 11.59pm, the Acomb crew was called out to a skip fire on a driveway of a property on Crombie Avenue.

The fire service reported:

Police also attended and conducted enquiries due to the fire believed to have been started deliberately.

“Firecrews were delayed some time at this incident and used a hosereel, main jet and breathing apparatus.

They extinguished the fire and emptied the skip.

Finally the service were called out to an incident in York at 1.30am involving an “intoxicated occupant” outside their home.

The ambulance service called out a fire crew becaue there were lit candles inside the property which was locked.

They found the keys and put out the candles.