Preston fire: Blaze at landmark Shawes Arms pub in London Road
A fire broke out at a derelict pub in Preston on Sunday evening (June 19), shortly after youths were spotted there.
Shawes Arms on London Road was ablaze on Sunday evening, with fire engines from numerous stations in attendance.
Images obtained by the Post show the efforts of fire crews as they dealt with the situation.
Taking to Twitter at 19:51 pm, a spokesperson for Preston Fire Station said: “@PrestonFire @PenworthamFire @LFRS_USAR currently in attendance this evening at a derelict commercial property. Serious damage prevented and property secured”
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Fire crews say youth were spotted climbing the scaffolding and getting on to a flat roof adjoining the building before the fire started.
Shawes Arms was once a landmark pub in Preston, dating back to at least 1824, but it has been closed since 2014.
More information on the fire to come in due course.