York & North Yorkshire

Blaze at historic York city centre pub the Black Swan

Firefighters are to assess the safety of a historic York city centre pub following a chimney fire.

Three crews attended the Black Swan in Peasholme Green after the fire started at 1100 GMT, and spent 90 minutes tackling the blaze.

People were in the pub at the time the fire started but the building had been emptied by the time firefighters arrived, a spokesman said.

Firefighters are due to return to assess the stability of the building.

They will also try to establish how the fire started.

Nobody is thought to have been injured.

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