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Devastating Fire at Popular North Yorkshire Restaurant

A much loved North Yorkshire restaurant has been "Reduced to ashes" after a fire overnight.

Whitby Chef Andrew Pern has tweeted footage of the fire at the Star at Harome near Helmsley.

North Yorkshire Fore and rescue service say:

"Fire crews from Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering along with the aerial ladder platform from Huntington attended a property with the thatched roof on fire. All the occupants of the property were out on the arrival of crews.

At it’s peak the incident had 9 appliances (fire engines), 1 aerial ladder platform, 1 water bowser, 1 welfare unit and an incident command unit in attendance. Crews worked with main jets and hose reel jets to contain the fire and the aerial ladder platform was deployed to removed thatch from the roof.

The incident was scaled back to 7 fire engines and the aerial ladder platform at around 5:45am. The incident is still ongoing and crews are still working to extinguish the fire in the roof using hose reel jets and 45 jets"

North Yorkshire Police say officers are currently at the scene of the incident in the village of Harome.

Fire investigators are taking lead on the investigation and have called the police in to assist with this.


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