Whitby's Costa Coffee closed following fire damage
A coffee shop in the heart of Whitby will remain closed following a fire.
Enquiries are ongoing into the incident at Costa Coffee, on Baxtergate, which suffered damage to the exterior shop front and 15% fire damage inside.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue attended the incident at 12.10am on Wednesday April 24 after a report of a number of bin bags alight against the building.
Crews from Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay found that this was in fact due to a fire to a wheelie bin which is believed to have been caused accidentally by a dropped light.
The fire was extinguished by 12.55am.
A spokesperson from Costa Coffee confirmed that the store will remain closed until further notice and it is now a police matter.
A police spokesperson said: “Enquiries are ongoing to determine how the fire started. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference 12190073560.”