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Fire at Magpie Cafe, Whitby

1st May 2017

Fire on Sunday 30th April

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 Cafe, a fish and chip restaurant.

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 on 1st May.

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; the Magpie Cafe.

In total 6 fire engines attended the incident which included a high reach aerial ladder platform and 3 officers.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used 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 over the next few days. 

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.

Update 3rd May

Fire crews attended the Magpie Cafe, Whitby this morning following a call from contractors who are working at the site. Fire crews attended and use thermal image cameras to check for hot spots and dampened down.

Fire crews will be revisiting the site over the next few days whilst the contractors continue to clear the top floors of the building.

The cause of both fires remain under investigation at this time.

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