Stray flare started large bush fire at North Yorkshire army base

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A MISDIRECTED flare is believed to have started a large blaze in gorse bush at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire.

Four fire engines were sent to help Ministry of Defence staff deal with the blaze just after 9.30pm last night (Weds April 18)

Fire crews from Colburn, Richmond, Leyburn and Reeth helped extinguish the blaze, which involved around one-and-a-half-acres of gorse bush.

A North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman, said: "Cause of fire is believed to be a misdirected flare."