Investigation continues into Mill House pub blaze

An inquiry is continuing today after a fire tore through a popular pub.

Friday, 14th September 2018, 11:14 am
Updated Friday, 14th September 2018, 11:17 am
Firefighters working at the scene yesterday.

A total of 26 firefighters, drafted in from stations in Washington, Farringdon, Birtley, Byker and Gosforth, with five pumping appliances and an aerial ladder platform part of the response.

Firefighters working at the scene yesterday.

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Roads were closed off in the area and bus services were diverted while the blaze was brought under control.

Today, the fire service said inquiries were continuing into the cause of the incident.

The pub is by the side of a busy route in and out of Wearside.
Police closed off the road outside the business while firefighters tackled the blaze.
The blaze has left extensive damage to a roof area at the back of the building.