Police still guarding scene of Harrogate tyre factory blaze
Last updated Feb 6, 2024
Fire crews at the scene of the incident.

Police officers are still guarding the scene of a recent fire, which happened in Harrogate 12 days ago.

Five fire crews and the aerial ladder platform from Harrogate attended the blaze, which North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said occurred at a tyre factory off Skipton Road.

Black smoke billowed over the Skipton Road area and traffic was diverted at evening rush hour on Friday, January 26.

Although the fire was quickly brought under control, police have been guarding the burned-out building ever since.

A resident sent us a photo of the smoke at the time.

Police continue to guard the site.

North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service issued a joint appeal for witnesses following the incident.

The Stray Ferret contacted the force to ask for an update on the investigation, including whether investigations had bee made and why officers remained on guard at the site.

A police spokesperson said:

“The investigation is still ongoing so I can’t comment further on that at the moment, but the scene guard is in place to prevent any members of the public entering as it is unsafe due to the fire – arrangements are taking place with partner agencies for the building to be made safe and once this is done the scene guard will be lifted.”

No further details, including the cause of the fire, have since been revealed.

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