Straw blaze near Masham

A TRAILER containing bales of straw has been destroyed along with its load in a fire near Masham.

The blaze started on the B6268, about one mile from the lime kilns, on Tuesday, April 12, at around 3pm.

The trailer contained 12 bales of straw and fire crews took around two hours to bring the blaze under control.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the cause was due to radiated heat from a rear break on the trailer.