Fire in High Bentham, Craven, as flames from 4x4 truck spread to other vehicles

Flames from a 4x4 truck on fire were so ferocious, they spread to other vehicles within the same yard.

Wenning Avenue, High Bentham. Photo: Google
Wenning Avenue, High Bentham. Photo: Google

The fire began in the early hours of today in High Bentham, Craven.

Firefighters from Bentham and Hornby were called to the yard, in Wenning Avenue, shortly before 1.30am.

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A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The truck suffered significant fire damage and spread to adjacent vehicles in the yard."

Crews used two breathing apparatus, four hose reel jets, small tools and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

It is believed the cause was an electrical fault on the truck.