ARSONISTS are believed to have been behind a fire at the back of a health club in York.

The fire started at about 2.25pm on Monday in a field near the Roko gym on Stirling Road, at Clifton Moor, with a pile of rubbish and roofing materials being set alight along with large wooden drums used to store wire.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire was put out just after 4pm and it is thought to have been started deliberately.