Fire destroys family home
A fire ripped through a family house in Walkington yesterday (Tuesday, December 11).
Firefighters from both Hull and Beverley battled for over an hour to extinguish the blaze, which started in the roof of the house on Megson Way, Walkington at 1.04pm.
Two fire engines from Beverley, and two from Hull attended the scene as the fire spread to the first floor of the property.
The roof of the house also collapsed, and there is extensive damage to the inside.
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An electrical fault is believed to have been the cause.
Firefighters used three hose reels and two jets, along with breathing apparatus to get the fire under control.
The family are believed to have been out at the time.
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service are reminding residents of the importance of having working smoke alarms, after detectors at the house alerted them to the fire.
A spokesperson said: "The house was fitted with smoke detectors which are vital, and we want to remind residents to make sure their alarms are fitted correctly and are in working order."