'Deliberate' fire at York playground

Askham Lane, York. Pic: Google.
Askham Lane, York. Pic: Google.

Equipment at a children's playground in York was "deliberately" set alight, a fire service has said.

Acromb fire crew attended Grange Lane Play Area near Askham Lane in the city shortly before 7pm last night.

A North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "The cause of fire is believed to be deliberate. Crews extinguished fire using knapsack sprayers."