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Fire breaks out at thatched roof pub in Cornwall

Fire breaks out at thatched roof pub in Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 11:13am 25th October 2019. (Updated at 1:32pm 25th October 2019)

A fire has broken out at thatched-roof pub on the Lizard.

The blaze started in a deep-fat fryer in the kitchen at the Old Inn, Mullion, just after 10am on Friday morning.

Firefighters from Mullion, Helston, St Keverne, Tolvaddon, Falmouth and St Just were all on the scene at Churchtown.

Crews have successfully stopped the flames from spreading to the roof.

Traffic was said to be 'gridlocked' and drivers were being urged to avoid the area.

"Fire appliances from Mullion, Helston, St Keverne and Tolvaddon along with specialist support from Falmouth and St Just are responding to a fire involving a deep-fat fryer. 

"The fire is located in the kitchen of a two-storey public house, measuring 30 metres by 5 metres, with part of the roof thatched. 

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are fighting the fire and preventing it spreading to the roof.

"Traffic in Churchtown, Mullion is gridlocked and drivers are advised to avoid the area whilst firefighting commences."

Update 1100hrs: "Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have extinguished the fire and prevented it spreading to the roof.

"The fire crews are carrying out salvage work."

Update 1210hrs: "The oil from the fryers have been drained and removed from the building.

"Firefighters are ensuring that the scene is left in a safe condition. The fire appliances have been moved to allow the road to reopen."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

"Churchtown in both directions closed, queuing traffic due to building fire at The Old Inn from Shortwoods to Lender Lane.

"The fire has been extinguished however fire crews still remain on scene."

Inrix Traffic and Travel

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