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Combined military and civilian operation to combat fire on North York Moors
12:24pm Sunday 1st September 2013 in News
MILITARY and civilian firefighters joined forces to tackle a large heathland fire on the North York Moors.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue crews from Robin Hoods Bay, Goathland, Scarborough and Whitby and a crew from RAF Fylingdales worked together to combat the blaze which started near the base on the A169 Pickering to Whitby road.
A water browser from Tadcaster was also called to the scene to supply water. The blaze destroyed 4,000 square metres of heathland on Saturday evening.