TWO vehicles were burnt out in Scarborough on Saturday with one believed to have been an arson attack.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue attended the fires, which were just one mile apart and both in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The first was a motorcycle in Trafalgar Road in the town at 2.47am, and the second was a car in Bedale Avenue at 3.15am.

Fire crews believe the motorbike fire was deliberate however the car fire was found to be an electrical fault.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “Crews were called to reports of a motorcycle on fire outside a property on Trafalgar Road.

“On arrival crews discovered a motorcycle well alight, and it suffered 100 per cent damage. Just one hose reel was used to extinguish the flames.”

The later blaze was an Audi car which fire crews extinguished using one hose reel and breathing apparatus.

The spokesman added: “80 per cent fire damage caused to engine compartment and 20 per cent damage to passenger compartment.

“The cause is believed to be an electrical fault.”