Home decimated in Scalby blaze

Fire crews have tackled a blaze, which has devastated a home in a leafy Scarborough street,

The top floor and roof of an address in Barmoor Lane, in Scalby, suffered serious fire damage after flames ripped through the property this afternoon.

Barmoor Lane Bungalow fire.Picture Richard Ponter 132120a

Barmoor Lane Bungalow fire.Picture Richard Ponter 132120a

Firefighters rushed to the blaze at around 1pm. Luckily, as the property was in the midst of a renovation, the occupants were living away.

It’s understood that the property had only recently been purchased,

Andy Blades, station manager of Scarborough Fire Station, said that there had been “extensive” damage to the first floor of the property.

The fire also partially destroyed the roof, with only a portion of the frame remaining.

Barmoor Lane Bungalow fire.Picture Richard Ponter 132120c

Barmoor Lane Bungalow fire.Picture Richard Ponter 132120c

Tiles were removed, as firefighters doused the last remaining embers of the blaze from a raised mechanical platform, after breathing apparatus had been deployed to tackle the flames inside.

However, Mr Blades added that the ground floor of the property had remarkably remained relatively unscathed.

He also said that the occupant had since been to the property to inspect the damage.

A neighbour, who asked to remain anonymous, said that he wasn’t aware of the blaze until fire crews arrived - despite only living yards from the scene.

He said the blaze was “shocking”, and added: “I heard the commotion, and noticed that there was a fire.

“I can’t believe the state that it’s in - it’s awful.”

An investigation is likely to be launched by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue into the cause of the blaze.