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Firefighters tackling blaze at B&M store at Clifton Moor in York

Police are currently at the scene of a fire in the storage yard of the B&M store on Clifton Moor, York.

The area around the store has been evacuated and the A1237 ring road between Wigginton roundabout and the Tesco roundabout is currently closed to allow emergency services to attend the scene.

Smoke is drifting across the A1237 road and causing hazardous conditions. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

Residents in the area are advised to stay indoors and close all windows while emergency services deal with the fire.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service received reports of a fire in a yard at a commercial building at Clifton Moor, at around 16:30 on the 13th October, which had spread to the building.

10 fire engines, two aerial ladder platforms two water bowsers and a high volume pump attended the scene.

Crews used the aerial ladder platforms to fight the fire.

A North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “The incident remains open at this time, and crews are conducting revisits to dampen down hotspots. Investigations into the cause of the fire are on-going, and no cause has been established at this time.

“North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has a welfare unit which provides refreshments to our firefighters at large incidents and this (welfare unit) did attend the incident at Clifton Moor, York on Saturday evening.

“The Service takes the welfare of staff at incidents seriously and does not have a policy of requesting free refreshments from other businesses.

“We would like to thank the members of the public and local businesses for their patience and assistance during this incident, particularly as we needed to close the A1237.

“We have no comment to make on the statements made on social media by members of the public, about McDonalds.

“There is a likely to be a smell of smoke in the area for some time, so local residents and businesses may still want to keep doors and windows closed.”

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