A gas explosion triggered a fire at Mick’s Curry Pot takeaway on Friargate this afternoon.Advertisement
The fire, caused by a malfunction with a deep fat fryer, swiftly prompted approximately fifty 999 calls, the first of which was received at 3:43 pm.
Staff at Mick’s Curry Pot initially attempted to fight the fire themselves before realising the blaze was too powerful and exiting the premises. Traffic was suspended in both directions on Friargate as the Fire Service cordoned off the area. No one was hurt.
Below we’ve collected together some photos from today and created a slideshow, as well as recording an unedited interview with Lancashire Fire Service’s Press Officer.
Credit to Danny Lee and David Stubbings for today’s photos
UPDATE: People mourning the demise of Mick’s Curry Pot have set up their own Facebook page. You can er, pay your respects by clicking here.