Shop damaged after doorway set on fire

The Ann Summer shop on High Ousegate, showing the fire damage
13 Oct 2017 @ 11.41 am
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A clean-up took place this morning after a shop doorway was set alight in York.

Rubbish in the doorway, next to the Ann Summers shop on High Ousegate, was set alight in the early hours of Friday (October 13).

York firefighters were called out at 4.54am.

Close-up of the cracked window

The heat from the fire cracked the shop window, and activated smoke alarms.

Firefighers put out the rubbish fire, and requested keyholders for both premises via police.

Arson investigation

A York BID street cleaning team were helping with the clear up operation
Police are treating the incident as arson and an investigation is ongoing.

A spokeswoman for North Yorkshire Police said: “We were called by the fire service at 5.11am this morning following a fire in a shop doorway on High Ousegate.

“There are no reports of any injuries.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting reference 12170183509, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Cleaners from the York BID team were on hand helping with the clear-up at 8.30am.