Firefighters called to secure dangerous tile on Richmond roof

Photo: Pete Bunce.

Firefighters removed a loose tile from a roof in Richmond today.

The Richmond crew was called to Bridge Street at about 7.20am.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “It was a tile on a roof that was overhanging the pavement.

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“It was quite dangerous and could have fallen on to the pavement below.”

The overhanging tile was reported by local resident Pete Bunce.

he said: “I spotted a big stone tile that had come adrift across the road from my holiday cottage.

“It was a potential killer so I rang the fire brigade who came and got it down.”

The crew used a 13.5m ladder.

The road was shut while the job was carried out.


The loose tile on the roof. Photo: Pete Bunce.
Photo: Pete Bunce.