Manager of blaze pub vows business will be as usual
A fire which gutted the attic of a Stanton Hill pub is thought to have been arson.
Firefighters tackled the blaze at the Progressive Club on Alexandra Terrace yesterday at 9.30am.
Chad reader Alan Lee sent in this picture of the fire.
Posting on Facebook last night manager Lee Moor said:
“Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, we will be open as normal tomorrow.
“One man’s selfish act cannot put a halt to our lives. Goodnight, and again thank you all so much. “
Two appliances from Ashfield and one from Mansfield were called to the blaze at 9.30am .
One attic was severely damaged by fire in the three floor building. There were no casualties.
Six breathing apparatus 9m ladder. two hosereel jets and thermal image camera were used in the operation.
More when we have it.
Arsonists are thought to have been responsible for two more fires in the area recently.
The fire service was called to the house in Dalestorth Road Sutton at about 4.40am on Tuesday October 3.
The elderly occupants were not home at the time of the fire which caused extensive damage to the property.
The occupants were in bed at the time but were alerted to the blaze by a neighbour and were able to extinguish it.
http://www.chad.co.uk/news/house-deliberately-set-on-fire-in-mansfield-1-8778002There has also been public opposition to plans to make night crews at Ashfield fire station on call only during the night shift.