Radio services off-air after fire at a North Yorkshire transmitter site

Local and regional radio stations including Capital, Heart, TFM and BBC Radio Tees have lost their analogue FM services around North Yorkshire following a fire at the Bilsdale mast.

National stations Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4 and Classic FM along with local DAB services on the MuxCo multiplexes are also suffering from reduced coverage in the area.

Freeview services carried by the site are also off-air.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it is currently in attendance tackling a fire at Bilsdale transmitting centre which includes Bilsdale mast. The emergency service tweeted: “We currently have 6 fire appliances and our mobile water bowser as well as command and control assets in attendance.

“Crews are working hard to control the fire in difficult circumstances – it is unclear at this time if any of the centres transmitting capability has been affected or the cause of the fire which will be investigated in due course.”