ARSONISTS are believed to have started two field fires, one in York and another in Selby, yesterday evening (July 18).

A fire crew was called to a field off Abbot's Road in Selby at about 6.15pm after reports of a field of standing corn on fire.

The crew used two hose reel jets to put out the fire.

Another crew was called to a small fire in a field near Bishopthorpe Road in York at around 7pm and used knapsack sprayers to extinguish the flames.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said that the cause of both fires "is believed to deliberate."