A blaze has destroyed part of the Glaves butchers building in Brompton-by-Sawdon, near Scarborough.
The incident broke out at around 7.30am this morning, when fire crews were called in from Scarborough, Sherburn, Filey and Pickering.
Crews arrived at the scene to see the building well alight, in what has been described as a “severe fire” by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue group manager Stuart Simpson.
He told The Scarborough News: “We were faced with a severe fire on the first floor to the rear of the property.
“Crews have worked really hard to contain it. We’ve managed to save a lot of the ground floor, where the chillers and abattoir are.”
Mr Simpson added that six appliances and the aerial ladder platform were called to the scene, saying: “We were able to make a significant difference.
“The aerial ladder platform was very beneficial in getting water to where we needed it.”
The cause of the blaze is as yet unknown. Fire investigation officers are currently at the scene.
Mr Simpson said: “We’re fairly confident we’ve got it contained. We will stay for the rest of the day at least damping down.”
He added that thankfully no one was hurt.
For a full report see Thursday’s Scarborough News.