Fires crews tackle blaze at historic Stork Inn near Lancaster as images show huge fire engulfing roof

Emergency services rushed to a fire at The Stork Inn on Corricks Lane near Lancaster this morning (January 28).

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:26 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:28 pm
Emergency services rushed to tackle a blaze at The Stork Inn in Conder Green at 5.21am this morning (January 28). Copyright: jpimedia

Ten fire engines and an aerial ladder were sent to the tackle the blaze, and images from the scene show the extent of the damage.

When crews arrived, they described the building as being 'well alight' Copyright: jpimedia
Plumes of thick black smoke filled the surrounding area as a result of the fire. Copyright: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

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Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and two jets to extinguish the fire. Copyright: jpimedia
Pictures taken by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services drone operator, Chris Rainford, show the roof of the building engulfed in flames. Copyright: Chris Rainford
Drone images show the extent of the damage. Copyright: Chris Rainford
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service urged motorists to avoid the area due to road closures which were put in place by police while the fire was extinguished. Copyright: jpimedia
The building was reportedly alight for three to four hours. Copyright: jpimedia