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Incident Summary Day Shift 9th May

9th May 2016

Round up of incidents – Day Shift Monday 9th May

Druids Meadow, Boroughbridge

Fire crews from Boroughbridge, Ripon and the aerial ladder platform from Harrogate attended reports of a chimney fire. The initial crews that attended the incident requested the aerial ladder platform to enable them to fully inspect and fight the fire from height.  Fire extinguished, chimney kit, thermal imaging camera and manpower used

 Hull Road, York

Fire crews from York attended an education premises on Hull Road. When crews arrived they were able to establish there to be no fire. After investigation they established the alarm had sounded due to fumes from cooking. Advice was given but no further action required.

 B6270, Nr Fremington, Reeth

Fire crews from Reeth and Leyburn attended reports of a JCB on fire. Upon crews arrival, the crew confirmed the vehicle was well alight. Crews used hose reels and breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire. There was also a large amount of diesel spillage on the highway which was dealt with by Highways department. Police assisted at scene with traffic control.

 Thornton In Craven, Nr Skipton

Fire crews from Skipton attended reports of a fire in the open. When crews arrived they discovered a fire that had initially been controlled burning, which was now out of control. Fire crews used 1 hose reel to extinguish  the fire. Advice given.

 Newtondale Nr Pickering 14:06

Fire crews are currently dealing with a moor fire near Levisham. The incident is approx 1000 square metres in size. There are currently 8 fire appliances, 2 argocat all terrain vehicles and 4 officers attempting to extinguish the fire. The incident is on-going.

Crews at the scene stated that the fire was out at around 5:15pm but they remained on scene damping down and carrying out hotspotting of the surrounding area for some time.

This incident was scaled down at 17:30 with 3 fire engines remaining on scene, and scaled down again to one fire engine and an all terrain vehicle at 7pm. 

A revisit was carried out on the morning on the 10th May and it was confirmed that the fire had not flared back up. 

The crews that attended were from Pickering, Goathland, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Whitby, Helmsley, Lythe, Danby and Scarborough. Crews from Skipton and Northallerton also attended with their specialist equipment for incident command and wildfires. 

A1 northbound Nr Selby Fork

Fire crews from Tadcaster were mobilised to reports of a fire on the motorway embankment. When crews arrived, they extinguished the fire by using 1 hose reel. The fire is believed to have started due to a dropped light from passing vehicle.

 Wigginton Road, York

Fire crews from York and Acomb attended a road traffic collision on Wigginton Road.

The incident was a single vehicle incident and no persons were trapped. One female was in care of paramedics. No further action was required by fire service. Incident left in hands of Police.

 Heslington Road, York

Fire crews from York attended reports of an automatic fire alarm sounding at a care premises. When crews arrived, they investigated the premises and discovered the alarm was sounding due to a fault on the system. Advice given to premises and they will get engineers to attend.


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