Large fire at industrial estate

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FIREFIGHTERS are continuing to tackle a blaze at an industrial estate in Thirsk.

The large fire involving three buildings of Todd Waste Management at Thirsk Industrial Park broke out yesterday (Tuesday, May 3) at around 7.20pm.

Due to the extent of damage to the buildings’ structures, firefighters have not entered any of the buildings.

“At its peak there were twelve fire engines at the incident overnight. Good progress is now being made in extinguishing the fire and resources have now been reduced to four fire engines and crews, one aerial ladder platform and one high volume pump,” said a spokesman for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and investigations will start as soon as possible.

The spokesman added: “North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service wish to advise local residents that the cloud of smoke now permeating from the incident is largely steam as result of the water used to extinguish the fire.”

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said they believe there are no casualties. He added: “We can confirm that the fire was business and domestic waste and the smoke was not toxic.”