Crane catches fire on Harrogate’s Leeds Road


Last updated May 16, 2022
Harrogate fire station pic of crane fire on Leeds Road

A crane caught fire on the busy Leeds Road in Harrogate this afternoon.

Two crews from Harrogate fire station were summoned to deal with the incident at 3.54pm.

Fortunately the fire was already out by the time they arrived thanks to the crane driver using an extinguisher.

The fire station said in a social media post:

“An extinguisher had been used prior to arrival and crews used a hose reel to cool the overheated wheel bearings.”

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A fire station spokesperson said the incident occurred at the Stone Crop Lane junction on Leeds Road.

Police directed traffic but the road remained open.



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