Shop intruder system sparks fire scare in York

York Press: The artificial smoke in Spurriergate The artificial smoke in Spurriergate


A FIRE scare in a York city-centre shop was a false alarm, firefighters have said.

Smoke was spotted billowing from the Stormfront store in Spurriergate just after 6.20pm, and firefighters were called to the scene.

It has emerged that the apparent smoke was actually mechanically-generated as part of a shop security system aimed at deterring intruders, and which was inadvertently activated.



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