Firefighters remove windscreen to free trapped driver in Beckwithshaw
Feb 9, 2024
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Firefighters hd to remove a car windscreen to free a driver who crashed in Beckwithshaw last night.

Crew from Harrogate and Knaresborough were called to the single vehicle collision at 6.15pm.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s incident report said:

“The vehicle had left the road and come to rest on its side at the bottom of an embankment.

“The driver was uninjured but could not exit the vehicle due to it being on its side.

“Crew used small tools to remove the windscreen to allow the occupant to climb out.”

Later, at 3.11am this morning, crews from Harrogate and Knaresborough were mobilised again to reports of a strong smell of smoke inside an unnamed Harrogate hotel.

The incident report said:

“Crew carried out a thorough investigation and located the source of the smell to be coming from the boiler room.

“The fire was believed to have been caused by a small amount of burnt cardboard. No action required by fire crews.”

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