York & North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire fire crews in record burst pipe calls

Frozen pipe
Image caption Householders are being urged to isolate water and power supplies

North Yorkshire firefighters have attended a record number of call outs to deal with burst water pipes in the last two days.

The county's fire service has now issued advice to householders in a bid to stop crews being tied up when a more serious incident occurs.

A spokesman said crews attended 22 incidents overnight on Tuesday and received 47 calls overnight Wednesday.

People should isolate the water and power supplies if pipes burst.

The spokesman said: "These actions can be done by the householder to reduce further water damage, reduce the risk of electric shocks and not tie a fire appliance up when it may be needed for more serious incidents."

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