EMERGENCY crews have been called in after children have started a fire in a town in North Yorkshire.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they were called out to Staynor Avenue, Selby at about 8.09pm last night (June 13) after reports of a fire.

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A spokesman for the service said: “Selby fire crew used a hose reel to extinguish a hedgerow which had been set alight deliberately by children.”