AN INVESTIGATION is under way into the cause of a fire at a flat.

Fire crews were called to the blaze in the village of Hutton-le-Hole at 3.15am today.

When they arrived a two-storey building was "well alight" and the fire had spread to the roof space, a spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

No-one was in the flat and there are no reports of any injuries, the spokesperson added.

Firefighters put out the blaze using four breathing apparatus and two hose reels.

The spokesperson said: "The cause of the fire is still under investigation."

Crews from Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Helmsley and the aerial ladder crew from Huntington all attended the incident.