Fire crews tackle shopfront blaze in Thornton-le-Dale

A flame paint remover caused a fire to a Ryedale shopfront yesterday.

By Sarah Fitton
Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 9:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 9:10 am

Firefighters from Pickering and Malton were called to put out the flames on Pickering Road in Thornton-le-Dale at 11.06am.

The fire was in the top of a bay window between some lead flashing and timber.

Flats above the shop were logged with smoke from the flames.

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Crews were called out yesterday morning.

Shop staff used a garden hose to spray water on the fire before fire crews arrived

The fire service said the fire was caused by a decorator using a flame paint remover.