A FIRE has been started deliberately in a York suburb.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they were called at 8.47pm last night (February 20) to Ashbourne Way in Woodthorpe.

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A service spokesman said: “Acomb appliance were mobilised to reports of a fire in a wooded area.

“Crews extinguished a small rubbish fire using backpack sprayers and shovels. The cause of the fire was deliberate.”