Emergency call outs across Scarborough

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Scarborough’s emergency services had a busy evening yesterday with a number of call outs across the town.

Fire crews, the coastguard and Scarborough’s Lifeboat were all scrambled to the Harbour at 5.30pm following reports of a boat fire.

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Two fire engines and two coastguard vehicles parked up on the harbour, while Lifeboat crews pulled up alongside the docked 30ft cabin cruiser.

Investigations revealed there had not been a fire, but the boat’s engine had infact overheated.

Later in the evening fire crews, police and ambulance services were called to reports of a property fire in Victoria Road.

Crews arrived on the scene at around 9pm, with police closing the road between the junctions with Northway and Cambridge Street due to the amount of smoke.

Fire engines from Scarborough and Filey attended the incident, which turned out to be a chimney fire in an upstairs flat.

The single occupant of the property was unharmed and crews left the scene at 9.50pm.

Meanwhile fire crews were also called out to reports of a fire in Grosvenor Road at 9.40pm. However the fire was a bonfire in a private garden, and the matter was deemed a false alarm with good intent.

Another false alarm resulted in fire crews turning out to Fieldside in the early hours of this morning at 12.44am. A water leak from an upstairs property had resulted in the fire alarm going off in the residence below.