Masons Yorkshire Gin distillery catches fire

A fire broke out at the distillery operated by Masons Gin in Bedale, Yorkshire yesterday morning (2 April).

According to Masons Yorkshire Gin, no-one was injured in the incident.

Emergency services received a call at 8.03am yesterday over reports of a fire in an industrial site in the village of Aiskew. This was followed by a number of repeat calls from members of the public, according to the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Four fire engines headed to the scene, with additional fire engines requested upon arriving at the site. The fire engulfed a single-story industrial building. People in nearby properties were warned to keep doors and windows closed.

Crews from Northallerton, Ripon, Leyburn, Bedale, Stokesley and Richmond attended to the fire.

In a statement on Twitter, Masons Yorkshire Gin wrote: “We’d like to thank everybody for their concern and well wishes following a fire at the distillery today.

“We can report that all staff are unharmed and there are no injuries sustained. We’d like to express our thanks to the emergency services and staff at Spar for their support.”

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