A CAFÉ'S air conditioning unit has been badly damaged after fire spread to it from a burning wheelie bin.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said the industrial wheelie bin is believed to have been set on fire deliberately in Market Lane, Selby.

A spokeswoman said Selby firefighters were called to the blaze at just after 5am today and extinguished it using a hose reel, breathing apparatus, ladders and a positive pressure ventilation fan.

"The fire caused extensive fire damage to the bin and air conditioning unit," she added.