In the early hours of Saturday (6th August 2011) a serious fire took hold on the High Street in Northallerton.
8 fire engines attended the fire, mainly from North Yorkshire but also with support from Darlington. The fire is believed to of started in a tattoo studio and then spread to a lawnmower shop and an opticians.
The fire service used extensive equipment to bring the fire under control including 6 fire-fighters with breathing apparatus and multiple hose jets. Thermal imaging was also used.
North Yorkshire fire and rescue have reported that fire investigation is currently under way but the tattoo studio has received 100% fire damage with the lawnmower and opticians both receiving 50% damage.
The area remains cordoned off while fire investigators and police remain in attendance.