One person had to be cut free from a car after a tree fell on it during Storm Malik today.
Firefighters from Huntington and Easingwold were called out to the incident at Yearsley at 11.01am.
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “One casualty was trapped in the vehicle by both the tree and the vehicle.
“Crews used hydraulic cutting equipment and reciprocating saw to extricate the casualty before assisting ambulance crews transport the casualty to the air ambulance.”
A second person had already freed themselves from the car before emergency services arrived. They were also treated by paramedics.
The spokesperson said: “Crews also extricated a black labrador who was in the boot of the car. The incident was left in the hands of the police.”
Because of the havoc wreaked by Storm Malik, fire crews from York, Acomb, Selby, Tadcaster and Knaresborough attended wind related incidents including fallen trees, damaged roof tiles and dangerous structures in the York and Tadcaster areas.
- 10:42am, Main Street, Fulford: A crew from York and an officer attended a tree damaged in the wind, which was leaning precariously over the road. A tree surgeon attended and crews assisted in clearing the roadway once the tree had come down
- 12:27pm, Woodfield Road, Harrogate: Firefighters cleared a tree from one lane of the carriageway to allow for traffic to safely move past
- 3:02pm, Aldbrough St John, Richmond: A crew liaised with police at a property where the roof had blown off the building. Crews attempted to secure the roofing by tying it down until the wind died down
- 3:43pm, Hutton Le Hole, Kirkbymoorside: Malton firefighters helped after a large tree split due to the wind.