Fire crews tackle shop blaze in Scarborough - see photos of the aftermath

Firefighters were called to attend a store room fire at a Scarborough shop last night.

By Louise Perrin
Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 9:57 am
Updated Wednesday, 26th January 2022, 9:58 am
Little Martin Crafts and Crofts Chocolates were boarded up after the fire - pic: Steve Bambridge

The call to Little Martin Crafts, on Newborough, was received at 6.28pm, and crews from Scarborough, Filey, Malton, Sherburn and Pickering attended.

The fire was located in the ground floor souvenir shop which has flats above.

Crews gained entry into the shop and extinguished the fire which was in a rear store room.

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Little Martin Crafts - the scene of the fire pic: Steve Bambridge

Everyone in the flats above was accounted for.

After extinguishing the fire, crews checked neighbouring properties for fire spread and ventilated the building.

Crews used nine breathing apparatus, three hose reel jets, three thermal imaging cameras, small tools, lighting, door enforcer and radios at the incident.

The cause of the fire was accidental, they said.

Fire damaged goods in the alley between Newborough and King Street pic: Steve Bambridge

In a message on Facebook, neighbouring Crofts Chocolates said: "We may be closed for a short period while we experiment with a new smoky chocolate!

"Just to clarify no-one was hurt. The fire was in the shop next door but they had to break our door open to let smoke out. All the stock needs re-making."

The boards indicate the scene of the fire pic: Steve Bambridge
Items removed during the blaze pic: Steve Bambridge
The alley between King Street and Newborough