Fire crews were called to the centre of Selby today after a large piece of masonry was in danger of falling from a building to the ground below.
They went to the former Queens pub in Ousegate in the town at 12.16pm.
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “A crew from Selby, along with the aerial ladder platform from Harrogate, have removed a 6ft coping stone from the roof of a three-storey commercial property after it slipped to an unsafe position over a public footpath.”
Station Manager Tony Walker said on X, formerly Twitter: “A crew from Selby and the aerial ladder from Harrogate have just dealt with an incident in the town involving unsafe masonry.
“This caused around 15 mins of disruption whilst the team made the building safe.”
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