Fire in public house
Berechurch Road, Colchester
10/11/2017 @ 02:03
Incident Number: 66514
In attendance: 2 x Colchester
Firefighters were called to a fire within a public house in the early hours of this morning.
On arrival, fire crews reported around 10% of the building was alight and a fire in the ground floor measuring around 10 square metres had caused the premises to be completely smoke logged.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the remainder of the fire relatively quickly, after the property owner had used a fire extinguisher to keep it largely under control until they arrived.
Crews were able to restrict damage to the ground floor of the pub, which has suffered from substantial smoke and heat damage.
The cause of the fire has been recorded as deliberate and a police investigation is underway.