Police were called in today (Tuesday) to assist with public safety following a fire at premises in Scarborough.

A spokesperson said: "Just after 12:10 today, (Tuesday) we were called by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (NYF&R) to assist with public safety following a report of a premise on fire on Eastborough, Scarborough.

"Officers attended to assist with an evacuation of the area, and to assist with road closures.

"NYF&R have made the premise safe and the roads have no been re-opened. Thank you for your understanding and patience."

Crews from Scarborough, Filey, Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby  alongside Scarborough’s Arial Ladder Appliance responded to a fire inside a commercial building.

The shop owner had isolated electrics and applied a fire blanket to suffocate the fire prior to crews arrival.

One team of firefighters entered the building wearing breathing apparatus to start attacking the fire and isolate gas whilst other teams entered neighbouring properties attached to building encase of fire spread and smoke logging.

All persons were accounted for and a total of six breathing apparatus wearers and three hose reel jets were used to extinguish the fire.

A positive pressure ventilation fan was used to clear residual smoke from inside the premises after the fire was extinguished.

The cause of the fire is still to be determined.

Crews will revisit the premises at a later date to complete a post incident engagement. Crews also used a triple exterior ladder and thermal imaging camera.