Seven fantail pigeons were killed and a house in danger after an early morning fire in Fylingthorpe yesterday.
A passing police officer noticed the fire at a property on Thorpe Lane just after 7.15am and alerted the owner and fire brigade.
Two garden sheds, one housing the birds and the other used as storage as well as a greenhouse were totally destroyed by the fire, said to be caused by an electrical fault.
Fire crews from Scarborough, Lythe and Robin Hood’s Bay attended. A spokesperson said heat had radiated from the fire damaging the gable end but gas and electric supplies had to be isolated and engineers called out.