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Press Release - Fire on Pier Road, Whitby

30th April 2017

Fire affecting roof space of restaurant on Pier Road Whitby.

Fire crews were called to a fire incident at 22:15hrs on Sunday 30th April 2017 at numbers 14-15 Pier Road, Whitby.

The fire was located in the roof space of the premises which is occupied by the Magpie fish and chip restaurant business. The incident was dealt with using 8 fire engines from the surrounding area which included a high reach aerial ladder platform from Scarborough fire station and a crew from Middlesbrough. All fire engines left the scene at 04:39hrs and a revisit was carried out by an operational crew at 08:27hrs.

Update on further incident on 1st May

Following this incident North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Control Room received calls at 15:28hrs on Monday 1st May 2017 to a fire at the same property; Magpie fish and chip shop 14-15 Pier Road, Whitby. In total 6 fire engines attended the incident which included a high reach aerial ladder platform and 3 officers.

Crews deployed breathing apparatus and fire fighting equipment to extinguish the fire. No people were injured as a result of the fire.

Fire investigation officers are in attendance and have started a separate investigation into the cause of the second fire; the investigation will continue today and tomorrow. 

At this time, the cause of both fires is still to be determined.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attend a number of fires in commercial premises each year. The Service Technical Fire Safety teams provide advice and guidance with specific ‘business safety' information available on the Service website.

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