Wigan food pub evacuated due to blaze

Diners and drinkers at a popular food pub had to evacuate the building after a fire broke out upstairs.

Sunday, 10th June 2018, 6:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 11:31 am
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The management of The Fat Bull in Ashton were forced to close the premises following the blaze at around noon on Sunday.

Other news: Suspected arson attack on flatThe flames completely wrecked the upstairs office where the blaze had broken out while the downstairs area for visitors was left badly smoke-logged.

Fire crews called to the Warrington Road steak house believe the electrics on a computer in the room used for running the business were the source of the blaze

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus fought the fierce flames but could not prevent the office being totally destroyed.

They then used a large fan to draw all the smoke out of the entire pub.

No-one was injured and the complete evacuation of the premises had already taken place by the time the emergency services arrived.

A message on The Fat Bull's Facebook page said the venue would re-open on Tuesday.

Fire crews from Wigan and Leigh stations attended and remained at the scene for around 90 minutes..