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Fire crews called to burning raft in York
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a burning raft on the River Ouse tonight.
Several members of the public phoned North Yorkshire Fire Service with reports of a group of men boating on a homemade raft in the river earlier in the day, and officers travelled to the scene to speak with the group and pass on safety advice.
At just after 7.10pm, a number of phonecalls alerted crews to the raft which had been set on fire and left adrift in the Ouse, close to Scarborough Bridge, behind the National Railway Museum.
Crews in the Fire Service boat attended the scene, and extinguished the fire using a foam extinguisher.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire Service said the crew returned to base by 8.10pm, and details of the incident have been passed to North Yorkshire Police for further investigation.