Lorry fire in York city centre ‘started deliberately’

A busy night for York's fire crews. Photograph © Police_Mad_Liam on Flickr
30 Jan 2016 @ 10.32 am
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A busy night for York's fire crews. Photograph © Police_Mad_Liam on Flickr
A busy night for York’s fire crews. Photograph © Police_Mad_Liam on Flickr

A lorry was badly damaged by fire in York on Saturday night (January 29) – and firefighters believe the blaze was started deliberately.

Fire crews from York and Acomb were called out to the fire on Walmgate at 8.14pm.

On arrival they found the “medium sized truck” was well alight. They extinguished the flames and reported that the “cause of fire is believed deliberate”.

At 10.57pm the same night fire crews from York and Acomb were called out to a cooker fire on Thoresby Road.

The fire was out when they arrived. Firefighters ventilated the property and installed smoke alarms in the property.

And finally a crew from Huntington went out to a call after people were reported to be trapped in a lift in a building on Tower Street.

Fortunately the three people who were stuck had been released before the firefighters arrived.