Fire at Fishergate restaurant Moka

The popular Fishergate restaurant Moka is on fire this evening.

Moka on Fishergate. Pic: Google
Moka on Fishergate. Pic: Google

Six crews are reportedly at the scene and Fishergate is closed to traffic.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We are dealing with an incident in a restaurant on Fishergate, Preston.

"We have six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform at the scene.

Smoke has been seen coming out of the windows at the top of a Fishergate restaurant this evening

"The fire is under control and no injuries have been reported."

Just before 11pm, the fire service added: "The fire has now been extinguished and we are scaling the number of fire engines to three.

"Firefighters will remain at scene to make the building safe and begin the fire investigation."

Daniel Greig, Councillor for Greyfriars Ward wrote on Twitter: "City Centre restaurant is on fire (Moka) - I hope that no one is hurt and that the fire is put out soon."

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