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UPDATE: Knaresborough factory fire

UPDATE: Knaresborough factory fire

Published by May Norman at 10:16am 18th June 2019. (Updated at 6:05pm 18th June 2019)

Main image: Courtesy of Russell Jenkinson, Crew Manager North Yorkshire fire and rescue service

Investigations into a former factory fire get underway

  • A fire broke out at the former Trelleborg factory in Knaresborough yesterday (Monday, 17 June).
  • Fire crews from Knaresborough, Harrogate, Ripon, Tadcaster and Huntington were called to the scene on Half Penny Lane.
  • A derelict building was well alight.
  • It's still not clear how it was started.

Investigations are continuing this morning (Tuesday, 18 June) after a fire at a derelict factory in Knaresborough.

The blaze broke out at the former Trelleborg factory on Half Penny lane yesterday.

Fire investigators along with crime scene officers from North Yorkshire Police will be on site today.

Crews from Knaresborough, Harrogate, Ripon, Tadcaster and Huntington along with an aerial ladder platform were called to the scene at 3pm on Monday.

North Yorkshire Police urged Knaresborough residents to keep their windows and doors closed to avoid the smoke.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue will be carrying out investigations into how the blaze started.

 

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