Firefighters called to fire in Richmond bedroom

Firefighters were called to a fire in the bedroom of a property in Richmond yesterday.

Appliances from Richmond and Colburn attended the incident in Hurgill Road at about 6.20pm.

They extinguished a fire in a bedroom using breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and small tools.

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Crews then ventilated the property using a positive pressure ventilation fan.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the fire was inconclusive and an officer would be returning to the scene today.

In a separate incident, crews from Leyburn were called after a road accident at Preston-under-Scar in Wensleydale just before 9pm.

They checked over two gas cylinders which were on a motor home after it had been involved in a collision.

The cylinders were made safe and removed from the vehicle.