Firefighters tackle fire at Middleham chip shop

Firefighters at the scene of the blaze in Middleham. Photo: Rob Horton/North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters were called to a fire at a fish and chip shop this morning.

The incident occurred at the Middleham Fish Bar and flats above in Middleham, near Leyburn.

Crews from Leyburn and Masham were called initially just before 6am.

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They were later supported by firefighters from Richmond and Reeth.

Fire crews used a hose reel and breathing appartus to tackle the fire from inside the building.

A fire investigation officer has been called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire.

It is believed the blaze may have started behind a range in the shop.

There were no casualties.

The damage was described by a North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman as extensive.

It is understood the shop has suffered fire and smoke damage, while the flats have just been damaged by smoke.