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York’s Starr Inn the City hit by blaze

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.


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.

Moving Forward

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.”