North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Emergency crews tackle 'loose structure' on building

Firefighters have been dealing with a "loose structure" on a North Yorkshire building this morning.

Fire service dealing with loose structure
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Crews from Selby and Huntington used an aerial ladder platform to get to the roof of a building in Whitley.

Fire crews are removing the structure which was hanging from the roof.

'Immediate details' sought over fire service takeover

Details of how the takeover of North Yorkshire's Fire Service by the county's Police and Crime Commisioner (PCC) will work should be made clear as soon as possible, a councillor says.

Emergency services
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Yesterday, the Home Office approved PCC Julia Mulligan's proposals to run both services.

North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council had both opposed the plan, but Home Secretary Sajid Javid said it would lead to greater efficiency.

North Yorkshire Lib Dem councillor Ashley Mason says he is "disappointed" the plan has been approved.

"This is an issue many of us locally, from all political parties, have worked hard to prevent," he says.

"The government and the PCC should provide immediate details on how the proposed takeover is intended to work - with a full risk analysis included."

Ms Mulligan has argued the move will save £6.6m over the next decade.