A thatched pub in Bamber Bridge is on fire.Advertisement
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has crews at Ye Olde Hob Inn.
The pub in Church Road had smoke coming from its roof, and a fire service spokeswoman has confirmed the fire was ‘within the roofspace’.
The fire started around 3.20pm on Wednesday (26 September).
Read more: Watch footage from the scene as Ye Olde Hob Inn fire is tackled
Six fire engines and an aerial ladder were deployed to control the flames.
Two thermal imaging cameras were also being used.
Residents were urged to avoid the area during the fire and Church Road was closed.
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Church Road is closed while the fire is dealt with and there’s heavy traffic in Station Road due to the emergency services presence.
A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “Crews have used fog spikes to help prevent the fire spreading.
“They are now working on removing areas of thatch that were involved in the fire.”
The fire was brought under control around 6.20pm on Wednesday.
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Pictures below, from Dave Bennion, show what the firefighters faced at the scene and them in action using some very old-fashioned implements.
The pub dates back to 1616, is grade-II listed and was originally a coaching inn.