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Fire at derelict pub in St Helens


Monday, 15 April 2019
Gartons Lane, Clock Face, St Helens
Firefighters are currently dealing with a fire at a derelict property on Gartons Lane, Clock Face, in St Helens.

Crews were alerted to the former Green Dragon Pub at 5.20am and on scene at 5.28am. Four fire engines are currently in attendance, as well as the combined platform ladder.

On arrival crews found the property to be well alight.

Merseyside Police are also in attendance to assist with the closures of Jubits Lane and Chester Lane.

Nearby residents and businesses are advised to keep windows and doors closed. If any ill effects are experienced, call NHS 111. Anyone with an existing health condition should keep medicines nearby.

The incident is ongoing.

UPDATE 10.27AM

Firefighting operations continue on Gartons Lane, St Helens.

Fire crews are liaising with a building surveyor on scene. Crews are peeling back the remaining roof tiles on the property to allow them to continue firefighting operations.

Nearby residents and businesses are still advised to keep windows and doors closed due to the smoke. If any ill effects are experienced, call NHS 111. Anyone with an existing health condition should keep medicines nearby.

UPDATE 11.16AM

Three fire engines and the combined platform ladder (CPL) remain in attendance at the former Green Dragon Pub in Clock Face.

Firefighting operations continue, with the CPL in use, as well as two main hose reel jets.

UPDATE 2.59PM

Crews remain on scene in St Helens. The combined platform ladder remains in use as a water tower, with two crew members in the cage damping down and removing roof tiles. A building surveyor from St Helens Council has returned to the scene to assess the building further.

UPDATE 4PM:

Two fire engines and the combined platform ladder remain on scene. Crew members are using the CPL to remove loose roof tiles.

All firefighting actions have ceased. Crews have carried out hot spotting on all areas of the building and there are no further signs of fire.

Crews are making up equipment that is no longer in use and are preparing to hand over the site to St Helens Council.

Crews have removed debris from the roadway in preparation for the roads to be re-opened.

UPDATE 4.43PM

Fire crews have now left the scene after handing the site over to St Helens Council. The local authority will now ensure the roadway is safe before reopening Jubits Lane and Chester Lane.


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