Whitby cafe hit by major fire

Fire crews tackled the flames overnight 
Picture by Ceri Oakes
Fire crews tackled the flames overnight Picture by Ceri Oakes
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A famous Whitby cafe has been hit by a major fire overnight.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services said crews were originally called to the blaze at The Magpie Cafe, in Whitby, at 10.15pm on Sunday night (April30).

Witnesses could see flames through the roof of the cafe which is among Britain's top fish and chip eateries.

The Magpie Cafe posted on its Facebook page this morning: "As many of you will be aware we experienced a fire at our premises last night. We can confirm, most importantly, everyone is okay and no-one was hurt.

"Thank you to North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and the emergency services for their assistance. We're down there now surveying the damage and will put out a statement when we know more. In the meantime, thank you all for your kind messages."

Crews from six stations including Whitby, Saltburn, Lythe, Danby, Robin Hood's Bay and Scarborough attended the incident on Pier Road.

The damage to the roof at the Magpie Cafe. 
Picture by Ceri Oakes

The damage to the roof at the Magpie Cafe. Picture by Ceri Oakes

A fire service spokesperson said "We were called to a fire in the roof space of a commercial building on Pier Road.

"Four appliances were in attendance and one aerial ladder."

No one was injured in the fire which crews worked on for six hours.

The cause of the fire is not yet known and there will be presence at the property throughout the day.

picture by Ceri Oakes

picture by Ceri Oakes

It is apparent from pictures that there is damage to the roof.

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