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Incident Summary –Night shift –8th July

9th July 2019

Incident Summary –Night shift –8th July

In order to ensure that people are not identifiable from our incident round-up, we will no longer be providing street names, for smaller towns and villages, where incidents have occurred:

Brompton on Swale

Time of call 16:56

Fire crews from Richmond and Colburn attended a large muck heap that had caught fire from spread from controlled burning. Crews used two hose reel jets and the farmer used his tractor to assist crews extinguish the fire which was approximately 9m x 5m.

Melrosegate, York

Time of call 17:03

York crew attended a small fire in woodland area. The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate. Crews used a bucket of water to put it out.


Time of call 19:35

Whitby, Lythe, Robin Hoods Bay and the aerial ladder platform from Scarborough responded to a first floor flat fire on St Peter's Road. The fire started in the kitchen in a three storey block of flats. The cause of fire is believed to be accidental due to papers left on top of a cooker hob. The kitchen was totally destroyed by fire and the remainder of the flat was badly affected by smoke. No people were involved or hurt in the fire however crews rescued one dog and gave oxygen, unfortunately the dog passed away at the vets later on. One other dog and one cat were found deceased at the property due to smoke inhalation. Crews used six breathing apparatus to rapidly deploy on arrival and extinguished the fire using three hose reel jets, they also administered first aid to the dog.


Time of call 20:11

Fire crews from Harrogate and Knaresborough responded to a top floor flat fire in three storey building. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No people were injured in the fire and crews extinguished the fire using three breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet.

Near the Bailey, Skipton

Time of call 21:28

Skipton crews attended a small bonfire left unattended in the castle grounds. Crews used a hose reel to extinguish the fire.

Amotherby, Malton

Time of call 22:31

Malton crews attended an industrial premises to investigate a smell of burning. This was a false alarm caused by a diesel generator blowing smoke fumes through a vent.

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service also attended a number of automatic fire alarms across the county, these were all false alarms.


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