Police and fire crews are investigating the cause of a fire in Harrogate which was so fierce neighbours were told to stay inside for their own safety.
Firefighters were called to the blaze at Roker Road, Harrogate, at 4.50pm today (Friday).
They called in police ten minutes later to help with road closures in the area.
Roker Road, Harrogate
A single storey disused workshop was ablaze.
Harrogate fire crews initially attended, with additional crews from Knaresborough, Tadcaster, Ripon and the aerial ladder platform from Harrogate arriving short time later.
Neighbours were asked to keep their doors and windows closed and to remain inside.
Police controlled traffic and kept people away from the area while firefighters fought the fire.
Yorkshire Ambulance Service also attended the scene to check the wellbeing of those nearby.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “The fire has now been extinguished and the road is reopened.
“A scene guard will continue to be in place at the location of the fire while a joint investigation between fire investigators and police is carried out.”
Anyone who has information which may assist this investigation is asked to call police on the numbers below.
How to help the police
- Call North Yorkshire Police on 101
- Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
- Quote reference number NYP-26012024-0359