Ilkley brew pub, the Flying Duck, evacuated

Wharfedale Observer: The pub sign for Ilkley pub The Flying Duck The pub sign for Ilkley pub The Flying Duck

Customers and staff were evacuated from a pub in Ilkley last Friday.

The blaze was confined to a chimney at the Flying Duck, Church Street, and no-one was injured.

Firefighters from Keighley and Leeds were called to the pub at 3pm. A spokesman said: “All the damage was isolated to the chimney.”

A spokesman for the pub said: “There was a small chimney fire – some bird’s nest or other debris must have got stuck.

“The fire brigade were called as a precaution and put some water down to be sure everything was okay.

“As a further precaution the pub was evacuated and shut for an hour. There were only a handful of people in at the time.”

The pub – Wharfedale’s first brew pub – opened its doors in November last year after more than 30 weeks of restoration work at a cost of more than £200,000.

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