FIRE services are at the scene of a chemical fire near Hovingham.

They were called just before 4pm; crews from Malton, Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley attended.

The fire involves containers of an "unknown solid" giving off acrid fumes.

A fire spokesperson said the fire itself was out but as of 5.27pm there were still fire crews at the scene and the incident was ongoing.

Local public health authorities have been notified.