York & North Yorkshire

Homes evacuated as fire breaks out in North Yorkshire village

Ingleton industrial estate Image copyright Google
Image caption The fire broke out at an MOT test centre on Ingleton Industrial Estate

A number of homes have been evacuated following a large fire at an MOT test centre in North Yorkshire.

Police said the blaze broke out at about 18:40 GMT at an industrial estate in Ingleton.

Residents living within a 200m safety cordon to the south of the village have been moved to a temporary centre at a local primary school.

People outside the evacuation zone have been told to stay indoors and keep their windows closed.

A nearby stretch of the A65 has been closed in both directions.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said six fire engines attended the blaze.