Blaze at Ripon fire station

The fire damaged Ripon Fire Station. Picture - Adrian Murray (1311953AM2)
The fire damaged Ripon Fire Station. Picture - Adrian Murray (1311953AM2)
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Firefighters in Ripon were called to deal with a blaze at their own station after one of their fire engines caught fire.

The alarm was raised at 12.11am today (Tuesday, November 5) by an automatic fire detection system with two Ripon crews and one from Boroughbridge attending the scene to extinguish the flames.

Significant damage was caused to the fire engine and there was also some damage to the station itself.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said a replacement applicance had been brought in to maintain the number of vehicles allocated to the station: two fire engine applicances and a heavy rescue unit.

The cause of the blaze has not been identified.