Large fire at Manchester’s The Ivy

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Image caption The fire is thought to have been caused by a patio heater on an outdoor terrace

A large fire has broken out at the new The Ivy restaurant in Manchester.

It is thought the fire in the three-storey building on Hardman Square in the city centre started from a patio heater on an outdoor terrace.

Posts on social media showed the fire burning through the roof of the building. Fire crews said it was out by 18:20 GMT.

The Ivy said it was repairing the top-floor damage and would make a statement within 24 hours about reopening.

The restaurant, which opened in November, is run by Caprice Holdings Ltd, which runs London’s celebrity haunt The Ivy.

The Ivy Spinningfields is home to two restaurants, a roof terrace and two private dining rooms, according to its website.

A spokesman for Ivy Collection said: “The fire at the Ivy Spinningfields was quickly and very efficiently contained by the excellent work of the fire services.”

He said it was “limited to part of the roof”, adding that all other areas of the building were unaffected.

Twitter user Matt Sayward posted a video showing firefighters shining torches on the top floor of the restaurant as smoke continued to billow from the roof.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said it was called to the blaze just before 17:00 GMT.

Crews would remain at the scene into the evening to dampen down, the service said.

A spokesman said nobody was injured in the fire.

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