Updated: Tree falls onto a house in Selby – and another blocks a key North Yorkshire road

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Things are starting to get challenging really for North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

After an already busy start to the day, they report “only just getting a few storm related incidents in the past hour”.

It has just tweeted that they have now attended:

  • a tree falling onto a house in Selby
  • another tree blocking the A162 in Tadcaster
  • an unsafe chimney stack in Bentham
  • and an unsafe roof in Harrogate.

Here are more details on those incidents.

At 4.16pm on Dragon Avenue, Harrogate, crews were called out to help make safe a flat roof that had almost blown off the building due to high winds. “Due to the severity of the wind fire crew were unable to assist physically. Crews gave advice to home owner,” the fire service reported.

At 4.20pm, crews went to Kirkland Close, Selby, responding to a tree “that had fallen onto a property causing some structural damage. No people were injured or trapped. Crews made the scene safe.”

At 4.26pm, a fire officer was called to Burton Road, Low Bentham to a chimney stack in an unsafe position due to high winds.

At 4.29pm, crews assisted police in removing a large tree that had fallen onto the A162 at Tadcaster blocking access. Firefighters sawed up the tree apart and removed it.

And at 4.41pm on Charles Street, Selby, firefighters assisted homeowners with a large tree in a precarious position. Crews only able to make area safe and gave advice.