FLAT FIRE: Fire crews were called out to a third-floor flat fire in the Ashlands Road area of Northallerton at 12.37pm yesterday. (Thursday, February 28) The fire caused damage to the floor, sofa, cushions and a keyboard.

Two men and a child were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation, and one man was given oxygen at the scene.

PORTABLE HEATER: A house fire in Goodwood Road, Scotton, near Catterick Garrison was caused by a portable heater yesterday. (Thursday, February 28) Fire crews from Richmond and Colburn attended the fire, but it was already out by the time they arrived at 4.30pm.