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Fire at The Sirloin in Hoghton causes evacuation

Posted on - 2nd February, 2019 - 9:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Preston News, Pubs
Flames are seen leaping from The Sirloin pub Pic: Russell Duckworth
Flames are seen leaping from The Sirloin pub Pic: Russell Duckworth

Firefighters have tackled a fire at a pub on the outskirts of Preston.

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Crews were at The Sirloin in Station Road, Hoghton.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called around 8pm on Saturday (2 February).

Simon Hodson was out for dinner when the fire broke out.

He said: “No, the Sirloin is on fire. We have just been evacuated.”

Pictures showed flames leaping from the bar and restaurant.

Harvey Finney told Blog Preston: “The restaurant extension is in flames. The kitchens are also ablaze.”

Six fire crews are in attendance at the fire and are using an aerial ladder platform to fight the flames.

The aerial support unit are helping to tackle the flames Pic: Harvey Finney
The aerial support unit are helping to tackle the flames Pic: Harvey Finney

A ‘stinger water tower’ has also been sent to assist the fire crews.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “The caller reported that the building had been evacuated and that the fire had gone through the roof.”

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At 9.45pm, the fire service said the stinger water tower was no longer being used.

Four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were tackling the fire and using the aerial ladder platform.

Flames coming from the roof of the pub Pic: Tom Heeney
Flames coming from the roof of the pub Pic: Tom Heeney

The fire was brought under control just before 10pm on Saturday and crews remained on the scene overnight to complete damping down work.

An update on Sunday morning said the fire service were continuing their investigation work and remained on the scene.

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