Shocking pictures show fire spreading on Fylingdales Moor

Fire crews were called to a blaze in the moors behind a caravan park at the weekend.

Tuesday, 18th April 2017, 3:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:55 pm
Fire spreads behind caravan park. Photo by Barry Lowe

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue sent 10 crews to moor fire, which spread across approximately 30 acres, on Saturday April 15 at 5.30pm , at the rear of Grouse Hill Caravan Park, Fylingdales Moor.

Crews tackled the flames until darkness fell using various equipment such as hose reels and wild fire beaters.

Whitby Gazette reader Barry Lowe witnessed the moor fire and said between six and seven fire appliences were at the scene.

Firefighters tackle the flames. Photo by Barry Lowe

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire fire and rescue said: “10 crews from the east of the county attended and tackled the fire until darkness.

“The incident is open for revisit today by crews.”

10 crews were called to the incident. Photo by Barry Lowe
Firefighters tackle the flames. Photo by Barry Lowe
10 crews were called to the incident. Photo by Barry Lowe