Firefighters from five stations tackle fire in Finghall property

More than 20 firefighters were called to deal with a blaze in a property in Finghall today.

The incident was reported at about 12.40pm.

Crews from Leyburn, Northallerton, Richmond and Boroughbridge, along with the aerial ladder from Darlington,  dealt with the fire.

The blaze was in the roof of a domestic two storey property.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Leyburn and Northallerton were initially called.

A spokesperson added: “On arrival crews were met with smoke and flames coming from the roof.

“The incident commander quickly requested further resources to deal with the fire, which came from a crew from Richmond and the aerial ladder platform from Darlington.”

Four firefighters in breathing apparatus were tasked to gain access to the fire from below using hose reels and small tools.

Richmonds appliance was tasked with providing water to the fire ground.

Firefighters thanked a local farmer in the village who let them use his 10,000 litre water bowser.

A photo of the property on fire. Photo: Tracey Worboys.

Water supplies were still low so a further appliance was requested to help deal with the incident which came from Boroughbridge.

The spokesperson added:  Crews worked alongside the aerial ladder platform to remove the solar panels and tiles on the roof and to stop further fire spread.

“At this time we believe the fire has been caused accidentally.”