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Volunteer crews from Redcar RNLI were in action yesterday;

Firefighters were forced to break into a disabled toilet after a fire broke out in a sanitary bin;

...and Cleveland Fire Brigade is once again providing a helping hand to anyone struggling to keep warm this winter.

 

Volunteer crews from Redcar RNLI were in action yesterday.

The lifeboats were launched just after 11.30 yesterday morning following reports of a casualty cut off by the tide at Huntcliffe at Saltburn.

Once on the scene the crews located the casualty using binoculars and passed a situation report to the Humber Coastguard.

Redcar's Atlantic 85 lifeboat and the inshore D class lifeboat were tasked to pick up the casualty and drop off to the rendezvous point at the Saltburn Inn Slipway where Coastguard team member's had donned wading suits to aid the lifeboat crew in bringing the casualty to the shore.

The Officer in Charge then held a debrief with other team members from Skinningrove and Staithes of any issues with the incident.

 

Firefighters were forced to break into a disabled toilet after a fire broke out in a sanitary bin.

Police are examining CCTV footage after the blaze on Moore Steet, near the seafront in Redcar, on Sunday.

The alarm was raised after smoke was spotted coming from the locked toilet.

Crews broke open the door to discover the fire.

A spokesperson for the fire brigade said that they have not been able to identify the cause of the fire at this stage.

 

Cleveland Fire Brigade is once again providing a helping hand to anyone struggling to keep warm this winter.

Nearly 2000 people across the Cleveland area have received support during the past three Stay Safe and Warm campaigns with more than 1700 heaters handed out as well as hundreds of thermal and electrical blankets and mattress covers.

Those helped have ranged from 16-year-olds to a woman aged 101-years-old and Cleveland Fire Brigade is appealing for anyone who knows family members or friends in difficulties to come forward and get the help they need.

Electric heaters, thermal blankets, flasks and fleecy mattress covers are available through Stay Safe and Warm campaign and there is also advice on managing fuel bills and referrals for free boiler repairs or replacements where funding is available.

The campaign runs from October until the end of March.


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