Fire crews attend house fire which spread from wheelie bin in Whitby

Last night (Wednesday), fire crews from Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay were called with reports of a wheelie bin on fire under a property.

By Corinne Macdonald
Thursday, 12th September 2019, 8:51 am
File photo.
File photo.

They received the call at 9.51pm and attended the scene shortly after.

The property, off Larpool Lane in Whitby, contained a ground floor and first floor flat.

The fire spread to the porch of the property causing 100 per cent fire damage to both the bin and the porch.

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All residents were able to get out of the building and a female in her 70’s was checked over by paramedics after suffering smoke inhalation.

Fire crews extinguished the fire using 1 hose reel, a thermal imaging camera, triple extension ladder and hand tools.