Fire in Harrogate town centre - Here's everything we know so far

A large fire has broken out at a shop unit in Harrogate town centre.

Friday, 21st June 2019, 12:49 pm
The fire on Station Parade.

Where is the fire?

More than five fire engines are on the scene at the blaze, which is on Station Parade, but the entrance to the unit is on Beulah Street.

Which shop is it?

It's believed to be at Deli Blanca - the former Tommy Gun's shop unit.

Road closures

Station Parade is closed while fire crews work to bring the blaze under control, and Cheltenham Parade is also closed off.

The fire on Station Parade.

Acting Inspector Paul Cording has tweeted: "We have closed Cheltenham Parade, Station Parade and Roads in and around the Town Centre are completely blocked at the moment. We envisage that @NorthYorksFire will be here for some time so the advice is to park elsewhere and walk in if you need to get in to #Harrogate."

Bus station closed

Harrogate bus station is currently closed while emergency services battle the fire. Click here to read their latest information about bus diversions and cancellations.

Advice from emergency services

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has advised people to avoid the area.

How bad is the fire?

The fire is now out. Harrogate Bus Company tweeted: "The fire has now been put out, but Station Parade and the roads around the area, including the bus station remain closed. We'll keep you updated as things develop - thanks for bearing with us."

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Station Manager Tony Walker‏ confirmed that fire crews stopped the spread of the blaze to adjoining properties,

Smoke could be seen from across the town at the height of the fire, with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue urging people to stay away and keep all windows and doors closed.