Police investigation after Harrogate arson attack

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack at a disused care home in Harrogate.

Monday, 17th February 2020, 3:42 pm
Updated Monday, 17th February 2020, 3:44 pm

Previously called Greenfield Court, fire crews from Harrogate and Knaresborough attended the scene on Wetherby Road yesterday, Sunday, at around 5.10pm, and found the building "well alight."

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack at a disused care home in Harrogate.

A North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: "Crews from Harrogate and Knaresborough attended a large two storey brick building well alight. This was a disused care home.

"Crews extinguished the fire using two hose reel jets, four breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera. The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate. Police are investigating."