A GANG of youths used a bag of kindling to deliberately start a fire in a York park.

Firefighters were called to the park in Acomb at just after 3.30pm this afternoon.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “(A) crew from Acomb responded to reports of a small fire in a park.

"(The) crew located a fire consisting of bags of kindling that had been started deliberately by a group of youths.

“(The) crew extinguished using knapsack sprayer and one hose reel jet.”