Tree blown onto house in Bridlington

A tree was blown into houses on North Back Lane, Bridlington.
A tree was blown into houses on North Back Lane, Bridlington.
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Firefighters were busy in Bridlington last night with numerous incidents caused by gale force wind speeds.

A tree collapsed onto a house in North Back Lane and was being removed this morning (Thursday 13 February).

A spokesperson for East Riding of Yorkshire Council said a section of North Back Lane had been cordoned off and heavy machinery was due on the scene to help remove the tree.

The council responded to a total of 80 incidents across the East Riding last night.

At 9.51pm Humberside Fire and Rescue Service was called to Scarborough Road following a report of a fallen tree leaning against a house.

On Queen Street at 9.32pm the fire service removed a dangerously hanging sign from the front of Audrey’s Fish and Chip shop, using a reciprocating saw and short extension ladder.

Another incident in Queen Street involving precariously hanging lead flashing from a bay window was attended and roofing was secured on another premises.

Dangerous tiles on the roof of a premises in Promenade caused a section of the street to be cordoned off while firefighters removed the material deemed to be dangerous.

On Easton Road at 7.31pm the fire service were called to a report of fallen tree blocking the road.

The Humber Coast Guard reported no incidents along the Bridlington stretch of coastline and said smaller vessels had taken shelter in anticipation of the high winds.

A spokesperson for Northern Power said around 20,000 customers were without power across its service area last night, however no reports of power loss were reported for Bridlington.

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