THREE men have been arrested after yesterday's devastating fire on Ilkley Moor. 

A statement from police said: "West Yorkshire Police can confirm that three men have been arrested in connection with a fire on Ilkley Moor yesterday.

"The men, who are aged 19, 23 and 24, remain in custody at this time and enquiries are ongoing with the fire service to establish if this incident is linked to the larger blaze. 

"The fire service are continuing to tackle the blaze and members of the public are advised to avoid the area.

"The blaze is believed to now be under control, but we would like to remind members of the public that this recent hot weather may have made some moorland areas tinder dry, which means that even small fires may spread rapidly in these conditions."