Shocking pictures show flames tear through roof of Harry Ramsden's on Scarborough seafront

Flames through the roof of the fish and chip shop

Flames tore through the roof of Harry Ramsden's fish and chip shop yesterday after a cooking fryer caught fire.

Five fire appliances from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue raced to the seafront on Foreshore Road at 10.30am yesterday (Saturday October 14) .

The fire is believed to have spread from the cooking fryers in the property to the roof of the three-storey building.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said no one was injured.

Harry Ramsden's official Twitter account posted: "Following yesterday's incident in Scarborough, in which no-one was hurt, we wish to thank the emergency services for the efficient response."

Staff at Harry Ramsden's as well as houses and businesses nearby were evacuated.

Spectators watch on

Cllr Janet Jefferson, of Castle Ward, said: " It was a very frightening experience for us living behind within our 6 plus storey properties in fact we were all in a state of shock and had to evacuate.

"The fire brigade did an excellent job and proved how essential the turntable vehicle and cradle is within our tiered landscape of buildings when having to target their jets from above.

"Our sincere thanks to all the firefighters."

Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hose reels, ladders, an aerial ladder platform, thermal image cameras, water jets and small tools to extinguish fire.

Firefighters battle the flames

With fire extinguished, crews sealed premises and returned for further inspection later in the day.

Smoke pours about as firefighters tackle the flames at Harry Ramsdens

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