Fire crews from Scarborough, Filey and Sherburn - along with the aerial ladder from Scarborough - spent almost four hours tackling the fire at a two-storey derelict property, off Musham Bank Road, in Eastfield.
Emergency services were called to the fire, which occurred at a property at the entrance of the Keepmoat building site, at 12.40am in the early hours of Sunday morning (July 29).
The fire is believed to have been caused deliberately.
A spokesman from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: "[Firefighters] had the fire under control by 2:50am and continued damping down until around 4am when they confirmed that the fire and hotspots were extinguished."
The spokesman added that it was a 'severe fire' causing heat and smoke damage to whole of property and possibly some structural damage. Crew used a water tower via the aerial ladder platform and two main jets.