The charred remains of the Yorkshire Star Inn restaurant were captured in devastating images

These are the charred remains of a popular Michelin-starred North Yorkshire restaurant that was ravaged by a fire last night that ripped through its thatched roof.

Chef Andrew Pern said the fire was “smoldering” when it first broke out at the Star Inn in Harome at around 10pm last night.

More than 12 hours later, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Services have finally put out the fire that has left a trail of devastation.

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The iconic thatched-roof pub from the 14th century can be seen in these images, reduced to ashes.

Chef Pern said they haven’t been open for a while

Station manager Tony Walker released the pictures after a crew of nine fire engines was eventually reduced to just three when the fire subsided.

He said an investigation was ongoing, but luckily no one was injured.

He tweeted, “I and @ Casper00803 are currently investigating the cause of this devastating fire in Harome Village.

“No injuries have been reported and the incident is now being scaled down to 3 pumps.

“We still have crews on site who steam and remove the straw.

The charred remains of the Michelin-starred restaurant

“The cause is currently being investigated. Sad to see this old building have been so badly damaged by fire.

“Fortunately, no one was injured by the quick action of the staff. The crews worked hard to limit the damage. “

Chef Pern said sadly this morning that the popular restaurant “will not be open for a while” after the shocking fire.

He opened the restaurant 25 years ago and has been awarded a coveted Michelin star for most of the time.

The Star Inn at Harome is one of the best restaurants in the UK

Speaking to BBC Radio York, he said: “At first it smoldered and the staff did a brilliant job, they grabbed all the fire extinguishers, got a hose out of the basement, they did a great job themselves.”

“There was nobody on the property, nobody was injured.

“It’s one of those risks that come with a thatched property, once picked up, it didn’t stand a chance.”

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