Emergency services have now left the scene of a fire in Pickering after the incident was brought to a safe conclusion at around 4.45pm.

A police spokesperson said: "No-one was injured in the incident and all those residents who were evacuated have now returned to their homes.

"All roads have now re-opened.

"Thank you for your patience during this incident."

The incident happened at about 1.50pm in Westbourne Grove, a cul-de-sac off Middleton Road, Pickering.

A mobile catering unit and a number of nearby residential properties were involved.

Six fire applicances were sent to the scene after reports of smoke and explosions.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Fire Service said: "On attendance crews found a mobile catering unit well alight, with explosions and debris reaching up to 15 metres away.

"Crews made up for six appliances tackled the fire as it was spreading rapidly to neighbouring buildings and hedges."

Video: Andrew Stead

Video: Katherine Stott

A number of homes were evacuated and about 30 residents were supported at Pickering’s Memorial Hall by members of Ryedale District Council’s community team and the councillor for Pickering East, Joy Andrews, together with emergency staff.

Cllr Keane Duncan, leader of Ryedale District Council, said: “This appears to have been a serious fire, and we’d like to thank the emergency services for everything they are doing to make the area safe.

“As it has been a busy bank holiday, we had a number of council officers on the ground, keeping an eye on some of Ryedale’s busiest areas. That meant we were able to get someone to the scene quickly to help support those who had been evacuated from their homes.

“The situation is still developing, but we will work alongside the emergency services to do everything we can to help those residents in Pickering who have been affected by this incident.”