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Pictures from above show The Sirloin pub fire

Posted on - 3rd February, 2019 - 10:45am | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Preston News, Pubs, Walton-le-Dale
The Sirloin Preston caught fire, drone units snapped the scale of the fire Pic: Chris Rainford/LFRS Drone Unit
The Sirloin Preston caught fire, drone units snapped the scale of the fire Pic: Chris Rainford/LFRS Drone Unit

Aerial pictures show the scale of a fire which ripped through a pub and restaurant near Preston.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service had more than 50 firefighters at The Sirloin pub in Hoghton at the height of the fire.

Calls came in shortly before 8pm on Saturday (2 February) about the fire.

Diners at the pub were evacuated and one eyewitness said the flames were coming from the kitchen at the Station Road pub.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “At 1am we reduced the number of fire engines at the scene down to two overnight.

“They monitored the incident and damped down any hotspots.

“From 6am on Sunday we’ve had just one fire engine at the scene.”

The fire service’s drone unit provided aerial support to show firefighters on the ground where to target their efforts – including using an aerial ladder.

The aerial ladder unit supporting the firefighting efforts at The Sirloin Pic: Tom Heeney
The aerial ladder unit supporting the firefighting efforts at The Sirloin Pic: Tom Heeney

Firefighters remain at the scene on Sunday as investigation work into the fire continues.

Read more: See the latest news about pubs in Preston

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