UPDATE: Royston pub fire caused accidentally

PUBLISHED: 13:28 31 January 2012 | UPDATED: 13:35 31 January 2012

Royston fire

Royston fire

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The fire at a Royston pub was caused accidentally officials reveal.

Firefighters from Royston arrived at The North Star at 8.30am today (Tuesday) and six pumps manned by 35 firefighters arrived soon after.

The fire was contained within the floor void at the rear of the property and was extinguished at 9.57am.

Police sealed off Old North Road and a cordon was thrown up to stop members of the public getting near to the pub.

The road has been re-opened although the pub remained sealed off.

Billy McGill, senior fire officer, speaking at the scene said: “No one was injured and this is down to the prompt intervention of the fire service and this was what stopped it spreading.”

For the full story check Thursday’s Crow.

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