York & North Yorkshire

Shetland ponies killed in Whitby stable fire

Two Shetland ponies and a horse have died in a fire that destroyed their stable.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said it was called to the blaze, on Hawsker Lane near Whitby, at 20:15 GMT on Sunday.

A spokesman for the service said crews had found the building well alight and the animals already dead.

He added that the fire was believed to have been caused by sparks from a brazier near the building.

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