Busy day for firefighters

Fire crews attended a number of incidents in Scarborough, Ryedale and Whitby yesterday.

Thursday, 9th March 2017, 6:14 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:40 am
There were six calls in four hours yesterday
There were six calls in four hours yesterday

The first call saw them head to Dene Road in Scarborough at around 10.30am after a report of controlled burning, which had been left unattended.

There were two incidents shortly after midday.

Heat from a toaster had spread to nearby carrier bags at a house in Cuddy Brown Close in Pickering.

Crews headed a road accident at Low Marishes, near Malton, where chemicals were involved. Three crews were sent out but they found all chemicals had been secured and the firefighters were only needed to carry out an inspection of the scene.

A team from Scarborough then went to Bridlington to work on an unsafe chimney pot on Promenade, before Whitby firefighters went out to check controlled burning in Helredale Gardens.

Finally, a fire alarm sounding in Mill Lane in Scarborough, proved to be a false alarm.