York firefighters tackle large timber fire

Firefighters tackle the blaze. Photographs: Acomb Fire Station on Twitter

Firefighters have been tackling a large fire in York.

Crews from Acomb and Huntington stations were called out to the blaze on Wigginton Road at 4.26pm today (Saturday).

The fire off Wigginton Road

There they found a large quantity of timber and rubbish on fire.

The blaze had spread to adjacent woodland and trees.

Crews doused the flames with hosereel jets.