The Magpie cafe in Whitby is on fire for the second time in less 24 hours. Hours after announcing they had re-opened a second blaze broke out within the Cafe.
Flames could be seen coming out of the roof of the Magpie as thousands enjoyed the sun and waited in line to be served Fish and Chips.
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The legendary restaurant and takeaway had only been reopened hours. Thanking customers for their support.
Business as usual at The Magpie takeaway. Thank you once again for your offers of help and support. Update on reopening of restaurant soon. pic.twitter.com/elS9aBhxaH
— The Magpie Cafe (@themagpiecafe) May 1, 2017
North Yorkshire Fire Service confirmed they were dealing with a large fire on Pier Road, And was sending further crews to support with the fire from Robin Hoods Bay, Danby & Scarborough.
— North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (@NorthYorksFire) May 1, 2017
before smoke began coming from the upper floors at around 3.30pm. At the time of the fire there were thousands of people within the area who had to be quickly evacuated to make way for the fire service to access the location.
— Ceri Oakes (@CeriOakes) May 1, 2017
The area is expected to be closed to members of the public for a number of hours.