Owners say The Stork Inn 'will be closed until further notice' after major fire near Lancaster

The Stork Inn in Conder Green "will be closed until further notice" after a huge fire engulfed the building.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 2:21 pm

Emergency services were called to a fire which had broken out at The Stork Inn on Corricks Lane at 5.21am today (January 28).

Ten fire engines were sent to the scene, and firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and two jets to tackle the blaze.

The owners of The Stork Inn have issued a statement on social media stating that the pub "will be closed until further notice" as a result of the fire.

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Five fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms are still at the scene.

A spokesperson said: "As many of you have seen we have had a major fire at The Stork this morning.

"As a result we will be closed until further notice.

"No persons were involved with the fire and nobody has been injured.

"We would like to thank Lancashire fire and rescue for the hard work they have put in this morning.

Plumes of thick black smoke filled the surrounding area as a result of the fire. (Credit: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service)

"Thank you all for your support and we hope to be open again in the not to distant future."

The building has not yet been fully extinguished, but Lancashire Fire and Rescue service have confirmed that the blaze is now under control.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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"The fire in under control and crews are trying to reduce the chance of any further damage to the building."

Lancashire police also remain at the scene to assist with road closures on Corricks Lane.