YOUTHS are believed to have set fire to a patch of grass near Deighton Railway Station.
Firefighters from Huddersfield tackled the blaze on Saturday night, with a patch of 30 square metres in flames.
Residents living near to the scene said it was not the first time attempts had been made to set the grassy area alight.
Crew manager Paul Mellor from Huddersfield Fire Station said: “There was a fire at a grass embankment about 300 metres away from Deighton station.
“Around 30sqm of the banking was on fire.
“The grass was quite dry so the fire easily spread but thankfully it was contained within a small area.”
They doused the fire with water and cleared some of the waste away.
Fire crews were called out to the station off Whiteacre Street at 8.40pm on Saturday night.
Residents living around the station said it had become a target for youths.
One, Lindsey Taylor, 32, a mother-of-two, said: “I’ve seen the fire crews coming and going from around here a few times in the past week or so.
“It’s never anything big, just bits of rubbish on fire, but it seems to be happening more and more.
“If the council or someone would come and clear all the rubbish from the area there wouldn’t be anything for people to set alight.”
The grassy area was left looking burnt after the blaze but much of the waste has now been cleared.