Eastfield fire believed to started deliberately

A 'severe fire' at a derelict property in Eastfield is believed to have been started deliberately.

Monday, 30th July 2018, 12:13 pm
Updated Monday, 30th July 2018, 12:17 pm
Photo by Alex Velosa.

Fire crews from Scarborough, Filey and Sherburn - along with the aerial ladder from Scarborough - spent almost four hours tackling the fire at a two-storey derelict property, off Musham Bank Road, in Eastfield.

Emergency services were called to the fire, which occurred at a property at the entrance of the Keepmoat building site, at 12.40am in the early hours of Sunday morning (July 29).

The fire is believed to have been caused deliberately.

Photo by Alex Velosa.

A spokesman from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: "[Firefighters] had the fire under control by 2:50am and continued damping down until around 4am when they confirmed that the fire and hotspots were extinguished."

The spokesman added that it was a 'severe fire' causing heat and smoke damage to whole of property and possibly some structural damage. Crew used a water tower via the aerial ladder platform and two main jets.