Suspected arson attack on landmark Burnley pub

Suspected arson attack on landmark Burnley pub

Suspected arson attack on landmark Burnley pub

First published in News This Is Lancashire: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

PART of an iconic former pub was destroyed when a blaze tore through it.

Firefighters were called the Bull and Butcher, in Manchester Road, Burnley, after reports the wooden extension at the back was on fire.

They received the call shortly after 2.30am today and crews from Blackburn, Accrington and Burnley spent around an hour bringing the fire under control.

The extension was destroyed, but the pub building was only slightly damaged.

The teams finally left the scene around 6am after damping the area down and carrying out an investigation.

Crew manager Simon Wright said: “We are investigating how the fire started, but the police have been informed and we are looking at the possibility it was deliberate.”

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1:21pm Sat 7 Jun 14

slants says...

you cant beat a bit of insurance burning
you cant beat a bit of insurance burning slants
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5:11pm Sat 7 Jun 14

golazzo says...

What with the bull & butcher and Shariffs both going up in flames. Mmmmmmm
What with the bull & butcher and Shariffs both going up in flames. Mmmmmmm golazzo
  • Score: 6

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