A field fire on the roadside along the A61 at Sutton Bank is currently being attended to by the North Yorkshire Fire service.
A video posted to the North Yorkshire weather updates page shows the blaze in full with the caption: “16: 10 Large crop fire on the side of the A61 just north of Ripon, Fire Engines”
North Yorkshire Police also posted on its Twitter account a notice to drivers to find an alternative route as Fire Service works to put out the blaze at the scene.
They wrote: “Field fires causing road issues near Ripon
“There are fires in fields alongside the A61 at Hutton Bank (north east of Ripon). Please avoid the area and find other routes for journeys, while @NorthYorksFire work at the scene. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”
It seems that over 4 acres of crop field are up in flames at Ripon north in North Yorkshire. Over a dozen fire crews in the fire department are currently tackling the blaze.
Another Twitter user didn’t mince their word describing the fire near Ripon as “fucking massive”.
The cause of the fire is as yet unknown, but the North Yorkshire Police will investigate and update more information. No injuries have been reported at this time.
It’s been reported that the fire was extinguished by Harrogate Fire Station below.
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Feature Image Credit: North Yorkshire Weather/ North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Twitter