Fire Service

Campervan fire spreads to house in Starbeck – woman held on suspicion of arson

5 October 2011

Harrogate Fire and Rescue were called to a fire on Wentworth Crescent, Starbeck late last night (4th October)

Two appliances attended from the Harrogate Station and found a campervan that was well alight. The fire had also spread to the adjacent house.

Two hose reels, four breathing apparatus and a triple extension ladder was used.

The fire was quickly brought under control, although the van received 100% fire damage, while the house received 20% fire damage but 100% smoke damage.

Investigations are under way this morning over the cause of the fire.

A 51-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of arson. She is currently in police custody as enquiries continue. She suffered a non-serious burn to her hand and no other injuries.

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