North Yorkshire Fire fighters were alerted to an ‘extensive but localised’ fire during the early hours of this morning at a York restaurant.
Around 20 firefighters were called to the Star Inn the City restaurant on Museum Street just after 05:00, arriving four minutes after receiving the call from a member of the public.
The fire, which is not thought to be suspicious, took around two hours for the crews to completely extinguish.
Firefighters then proceeded to dampen down hot spots to prevent any further fires from starting.
In order to deal with the fire, it took a total of eight breathing apparatus and three hose reel jets.
As reported in this mornings press – we have had a fire in the night which has caused extensive but localised damage to our kitchen roof. A huge thank you to @NorthYorksFire for all their efforts throughout morning. We'll advise plans moving forward as soon as we have them <3
— Star Inn The City (@Starinnthecity) November 9, 2018
The fire started in the kitchen, before completely consuming it and burning through the roof of the building.
According to North Yorkshire Fire Service, an investigation into the cause of the blaze is now underway. No one has been injured as a result of the incident.
A reopening date for the venue has yet to be confirmed to the public and there is currently no information of when repairs will begin.
The owner of the restaurant, Andrew Pern, spoke out on Twitter, “Our great staff will have the place open as soon as possible, when we look forward to welcoming you back.”
Unfortunately early this morning 9/11/18 we have had a fire at The Star Inn the City,York.Thank you to @NorthYorksFire for a swift response, nobody injured.Our great staff will have the place open as soon as possible,when we look forward to welcoming you back, will keep posted.
— Andrew Pern (@andrewpern) November 9, 2018