Fire in Harome, Helmsley

Published 25th Nov 2021
12noon update 26th November

Fire crews carried out a revisit this morning. There were no further hotspots found during the visit.

Following an examination of the scene by police crime scene investigators and fire investigation officers, it is now believed that the fire was started deliberately

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses and information about the fire. Find out more on their website

6pm Update 25th November

Crews carried out revisits this afternoon and dampened down some further hotspots.

The incident remains open for further revisits.

2pm Update 25th November

Crews will be carrying out revisits throughout today to check for further hotspots, so there will be emergency service vehicles coming and going. A cordon remains in place so we’d ask people to avoid the area.

Investigations into the cause are continuing.

12noon Update 25th November

Crews have finished damping down hot spots.

The aerial ladder platform and a fire engine remain at the scene to assist with fire investigations.

The fire in the thatched roof of the building caused extensive damage to the roof and roof space. Crews worked hard to prevent the fire spreading all along the thatched roof, meaning one end of the roof and the ground floor were saved from the fire.

The incident remains open for revisits later today to check for further hotspots, and fire investigations into the cause are continuing.

11am Update 25th November

Crews are still at the scene damping down and checking for hotspots.

Fire investigation officers are at the scene and will be starting their investigations into the cause.

10am Update 25th November

The incident is being scaled down to three fire engines and an aerial ladder platform. The remaining crews are damping down and continuing to remove thatch.

9am Update 25th November

There are still 7 fire engines and an aerial ladder platform in attendance at this incident,  Crews are continuing to remove the thatched roof and are being assisted by a farmer with a telehandler.

830am Update 25th November

Fire crews from Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering along with the aerial ladder platform from Huntington were called to a fire in a thatched roof at 22:13 on 24th November in Harome Helmsley.

All the occupants of the property were out on the arrival of crews.

Crews have been at the scene overnight and at its peak there were 9 appliances (fire engines), 1 aerial ladder platform, 1 water bowser, 1 welfare unit and an incident command unit in attendance.

Crews worked with main jets and hose reel jets to contain the fire and the aerial ladder platform was deployed to removed thatch from the roof.

The incident was scaled back to 7 fire engines and the aerial ladder platform at around 5:45am.

The incident is still ongoing and crews are still working to extinguish the fire in the roof using hose reel jets and 45mm jets.

There is no cause at this time, but Fire Investigation Officers will be attending the incident this morning.