New York Irish pub owned by Belfast men damaged in fire

New York Irish pub owned by Belfast men damaged in fire
New York Irish pub owned by Belfast men damaged in fire
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Image caption Firefighters attended the scene on Sunday morning

An Irish pub in New York, which has been voted best bar in the world, has been "considerably" damaged in a fire.

The Dead Rabbit, which is owned by two Belfast men, won the highest accolade in the bar industry in 2015.

On Sunday morning the New York Fire Department received a call about a fire in the building.

The bar, which is in the financial district of Lower Manhattan, opened in 2013.

It is owned by Jack McGarry and Sean Muldoon who are both from north Belfast.

Mr McGarry tweeted that it will be closed until further notice.

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Image caption Firefighters outside the bar on Sunday morning

The New York Fire Department (FDNY) said it received a call about an incident on 30 Water Street at 07.31 local time.

It said the fire was mostly contained to the kitchen.

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Image caption Jack McGarry, pictured in the bar in 2014

The fire was under control at 10.09 and the FDNY is investigating the cause of the fire.

No-one was injured.

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The Dead Rabbit is named after the Irish-American street gang that was active in Lower Manhattan during the 1850s.

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