Arsonists set fire to 150 bales of straw in Riccall, North Yorkshire field

A blaze broke out on a field in North Yorkshire, after dozens of bales of straw were set alight by arsonists.

The fire at Riccall. Picture: North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters were called to Chequer Lane, Riccall, near Selby, at about 7pm yesterday (Sunday).

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The fire involved about 150 round bales of straw, a spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

All of the bales were destroyed by the flames.

The spokesman added: "The cause is believed to be deliberate."