Flat fire: two in hospital

Fire Service.Generic Fire engine and Fire service officers for Scarborough.Picture Richard Ponter 132217f
Fire Service.Generic Fire engine and Fire service officers for Scarborough.Picture Richard Ponter 132217f
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Two men are in hospital having suffered facial burns during a flat fire in Scarborough last night.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Detectives are currently investigating the circumstances surround a fire at flat on Unitarian Court, Westborough, which was reported at 6.25pm on Wednesday January 2.

“As a result of the incident two men aged 19 and a 22-year-old man suffered with burns to their faces and were taken to Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, where they currently remain.

“It is not believed there are any suspicious circumstances regarding the incident and no-one else is being sought in connection with the fire.”

It is believed that a third man was also hurt in the fire and suffered smoke inhalation.