Derelict Harrogate building 'extensively damaged' after fire breaks out

Investigations are due to continue today into a fire which spread through a derelict building in Harrogate.

Firefighters from Harrogate and Boroughbridge were called to the scene in Skipton Road shortly after 10pm last night.

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They used four sets of breathing apparatus and three hose reel jets as well as lighting, ladders and thermal imaging cameras while they fought to put out the flames.

A North Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman said the fire had spread throughout the whole property.

He said: "The fire caused extensive damage to the building and further investigations are still under way."