Cylinders Explode In Suspected Arson In Whitby

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Firefighters were called to a footpath in Whitby on Monday evening to two fires involving cylinders.

The blazes broke out at the path off Mayfield Road at around 7.30pm.

One of the fires contained eight small cylinders, which had all exploded before fire crews arrived.

The second fire involved a 15kg propane cylinder, which fortunately did not explode.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they believe the cause of the fires was deliberate.