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Press Release - Fire on Pier Road, Whitby

30th April 2017

Press Release for Incident on Pier Road, Whitby

1st May 2017

Fire affecting roof space of restaurant

At 2215hrs last night, Sunday 30th April 2017, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service fire control received calls reporting a fire located at numbers 14-15 Pier Road, Whitby.

The fire was located in the roof space of these premises which is occupied by the Magpie fish and chip restaurant business.

In total 8 fire engines from the surrounding area attended the incident which included a high reach aerial ladder platform from Scarborough fire station and a crew from Middlesbrough. Additionally, 3 officers responded to the incident.

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 started an inspection of the premises at the time of the fire and the investigation will continue today.  At this time, the cause of the fire 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 NYFRS website at

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