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Camblesforth Fire,Selby

20th September 2015

Time of call: 1831

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to reports of a fire in a warehouse in Selby at around 6:30pm.

Crews from Selby, Huntington, Tadcaster and York (including the aerial ladder platform) along with several fire engines from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene.

By 20:15 crews had the fire surrounded, and continued damping down for several hours. The last fire engine left the scene around 23:50.

The fire caused 100% damage to the warehouse, and spread to a second building (believed to be offices).

Crews used main jets, 2 hose reel jets and  4 ground monitors to tackle the fire.

Investigations into the cause of the fire will continue on the 21st September.

Appeal from North Yorkshire Police reCamblesforth fire – witnesses urged to come forward with crucial information

Police are urging witnesses to a large fire in Camblesforth, near Selby, to come forward with any information that could assist the investigation.

The fire was reported at about 6.30pm on Sunday 20 September at the Selby Salads food manufacturing site.

The scene has been secured and officers are working with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service colleagues to investigate the full circumstances surrounding the incident, which is being treated as suspicious at this time.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about the fire to come forward.

A police spokesman from the North Yorkshire Police Serious Crime Team, said: “This was a large fire that has caused extensive damage. Extensive enquiries are underway, and we need to hear from anyone who may have information about the incident.

“In particular, we want to speak to anyone who was driving in and around the Camblesforth area on Sunday evening, and saw anyone in the vicinity of the site. Any information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, could be crucial evidence that could assist the investigation.”

Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for the Harrogate Serious Crime Team.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

 Please quote reference number 12150166651 when passing information about this incident.


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