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Incident Summary - Day Shift Saturday 22nd February

22nd February 2020


Incident Summary – Day Shift Saturday 22nd February


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.




Flooding – Glusburn


Time of call: 0605 hours


A crew from Skipton has dealt with flooding in 2 residential properties. Crew used a light portable pump and an absorbent pad to remove water.




Lift rescue – Ripon Road, Harrogate


Time of call: 0853 hours


A crew from Harrogate has rescued 4 people from a stalled lift car in a commercial property. Crew used lift keys to open the doors.




False alarm – Wigginton Road, York


Time of call: 0919 hours


Crews from York and Acomb have responded to a smoke alarm activation in a commercial property. This was a false alarm due to fumes from the manufacturing process.




Kitchen fire – Scotton


Time of call: 1034 hours


Crews from Richmond and Colburn have been called to a small fire in a domestic property. This resulted in fire damage to a tea towel left on top of a toaster, scorching to the underside of a wall unit and slight smoke logging to the kitchen. Smoke detectors fitted, activated and raised alarm. A 3 year old boy suffered slight smoke inhalation and was checked over on scene by paramedics. The fire was out on our arrival. Crews carried out an inspection only.




Dangerous structure – Boroughbridge


Time of call: 1115 hours


A crew from Boroughbridge have attended a commercial property where the roof was unstable due to high winds. Crew used a roof ladder, fall arrest equipment and a triple extension ladder to secure the structure.




Dangerous structure – Huby


Time of call: 1145 hours


A crew from Huntington has been called to a tree branch in danger of falling onto power lines at a domestic property. Crew carried out an assessment but no risk to members of the public. Northern Power Grid informed.




False alarm – Sharow Lane, Sharow


Time of call: 1416 hours


2 crews from Ripon have been called to reports of a silver Vauxhall Astra stuck in approximately 1 ft of flood water. Crews used water rescue equipment to wade out to vehicle. No persons with vehicle. Crew pushed vehicle to side of road and left with owner to arrange recovery.




Assist Ambulance – Heslaker Lane, Skipton


Time of call: 1417 hours


A crew from Skipton has used the 4x4 Ford Ranger to transport ambulance paramedics to a casualty in a domestic property. Casualty did not require transfer to hospital but received treatment on scene.




Chimney fire – off Wetherby Road, Tadcaster


Time of call: 1455 hours


A crew from Tadcaster has dealt with a chimney fire in a domestic property. Crew used chimney rods, 1 hosereel, adaptor and thermal imaging camera used. The cause is believed to be an accumulation of soot. Advicce given.




Rubbish fire – Queen parade, Scarborough


Time of call: 1500 hours


A crew from Scarborough has extinguished a small rubbish fire in the open using a bucket of water. The cause is believed to be deliberate.




Dangerous structure – Westborough, Scarborough


Time of call: 1504 hours


An Officer has assessed a commercial property after a large industrial metal vent cowl was blown from the roof. Advice given to contact a builder. No action taken by Fire Service.




Dangerous structure – between Skipton and Rylstone


Time of call: 1511 hours


A crew from Grassington has cleared debris from the road after a tree fell and partially blocked the carriageway. Crew used a reciprocating saw and hand tools. Incident left with Highways.




False alarm – Huby


Time of call: 1514 hours


A crew from Easingwold has responded to a smoke alarm activation in a commercial property. This was a false alarm due to a fault on the detection system. Advice given.




Gain access – Peasholm Drive, Scarborough


Time of call: 1609 hours


A crew from Scarborough has gained entry to a domestic property after a female became locked out. Crew used a triple extension ladder.


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