Moka Preston release statement after fire at Fishergate restaurant

Posted on - 5th June, 2019 - 7:32am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
Fire crews in Fishergate during Tuesday evening Pic: Mark O'Rourke
Fire crews in Fishergate during Tuesday evening Pic: Mark O’Rourke

A Preston city centre restaurant damaged by fire says it was a ‘freak electrical fire’.


Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent six crews and an aerial support ladder to Moka in Fishergate during Tuesday evening.

Reports of smoke coming from the building came in around 9.30pm.

The fire service they are continuing to investigate the fire but the restaurant’s management released a statement via their Facebook page.

It reads: “Moka was on fire late Tuesday Evening. We had a freak electrical fire, this has caused damages to our Walk in fridges and has affected our top floor prep kitchen and stock rooms. So for the next few days we will be closed.

“We would like to Thank everyone for their support and that we hope to be re-opened by the Weekend!!!

“BIG Thanks to the firefighters in containing the fire! The damage could have been worse. No One was in the building at the time. So everyone is safe.

“Steve the Owner appreciates everyone’s concern and the main thing is to open as soon as possible for all of our devoted customers
So the next few days we will be pushing hard with the team to get Moka up and running.

“Thank you again for all your support and hope to see you all soon. We will keep you all updated.”

Fishergate was shut for around two hours on Tuesday (4 June) while the fire was dealt with.

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