Firefighters have put out a serious blaze in York city centre.
The fire was in Akbars restaurant on George Hudson Street. Police closed off the street while the incident was ongoing. The road has now reopened.
A fire service spokesperson described it as a serious fire. Everyone was safely evacuated and no one was hurt.
An investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.
The spokesperson thanked the public for their cooperation.
At least six fire engines were parked around George Hudson Street as crews responded to the incident. There was an alarm sounding and a strong smell of smoke.
Earlier, Station Manager Tony Walker said on Twitter: “We currently have four crews dealing with a fire in a commercial premises in the city centre.
“Please stay clear and allow us to deal with the fire. Breathing apparatus and hose reels in use.”
People evacuated from the restaurant were still waiting outside at 12.20pm. Firefighters with breathing apparatus entered the building, and a fan was used to clear smoke.