TEN metres of fencing were destroyed in a fire in the early hours of this morning.

At around 4.30am, crews from Malton attended reports of a fence alight at the side of a property on Winthropp Close, Malton.

On arrival, the firemen found one fence well alight. The fire had also spread to neighbouring trees and an adjoining allotment.

Crews used hoses to extinguish the flames and also used tools to create a fire break in the fence.