RRT support firefighters tackling town centre blaze

Fire crews from 11 fire stations were called in to fight a fire in Richmond, North Yorkshire, in the early hours of Saturday 6th June.

RRT Tent Close to the action at the Fire.

RRT Tent Close to the action at the Fire.

A delivery driver first discovered the fire and raised the alarm at 5.11am. It caused severe damage to several business premises, after spreading through a terraced, two-storey building. High winds caused the flames to spread quickly, and the fire was so severe that local residents were evacuated and several roads were closed.

Fire Fighters battling with the flames in a difficult area to access.

Fire Fighters battling with the flames in a difficult area to access.

No-one was injured by the fire, but the cost of the damage is estimated to be hundreds of thousands of pounds.
The RRT Rapid Relief Team from Harrogate attended the scene to provide support for the fire crews, who spent more than 10 hours fighting the blaze.
Despite the severely blustery conditions, the RRT members erected their shelter and served crews with hot and cold drinks, soup, and snacks. The incident commander expressed his sincere appreciation of the RRT’s support for the crews, which he described as “first class”.

Engines and Hoses filled the narrow cobble streets.

Engines and Hoses filled the narrow cobble streets.

Emergency Services stop for a much needed refreshment break.

Emergency Services stop for a much needed refreshment break.

5 thoughts on “RRT support firefighters tackling town centre blaze”

  1. haggis says:

    Well Done Harrogate – superb job done there!! good thing you had a heavyweight to help hold the tent down with the blustery conditions!!!

    1. ohyeah says:

      s’wat I was thinking
      good work Harrogate
      keep it up

  2. Queenslander AU says:

    Thanks for the interesting photos and thanks for the willingness to help of firefighters and RRT.

  3. OldRoller says:

    Well done Harrogate! Is this the first article we’ve seen from you?

  4. Charlotte says:

    Such a welcome provision for the firefighters! So good to know RRT are always ready to be called upon at a time of need.

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