Fire crews called after smoke fills kitchen at Royal Hotel

Picture by Dave Campbell

Picture by Dave Campbell

Fire crews from Scarborough rushed to the Royal Hotel this afternoon after staff raised the alarm after a kitchen filled with smoke.

Four engines were sent to the scene just after 1pm and found no fire but a lot of smoke that had been caused when one of the ovens was warming up.

The crew used the hotel's CCTV system to locate the source of the smoke and ventilated the building and checked it over with thermal imaging cameras before leaving 90 minutes later.