The George pub Chorley in flames

Fire fighters are currently at the scene of a major blaze at a pub in Chorley.

A fire at The George pub on Thomas Road was reported to fire services at around 8.10am this morning.

Police and fire services have closed St Thomas’s Street, Crown Street, Union Street and the one way system onto Market Street while they combat the blaze. It is not known if anybody was injured during the blaze but it is thought that the pub has been seriously damaged. Police are advising people to “avoid the area if possible."

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UPDATE

The crews were alerted to the blaze by no less than nineteen 999 calls from concerned passers-by who spotted flames bursting from the lower story.

Police and fire services have closed St Thomas’s Street, Crown Street, Union Street and the one way system onto Market Street while they combat the blaze.
According to Lancashire Fire and Rescue, The ground floor of the pub is well alight and the other two floors are heavily smoke logged.

Crews are using water jets placed around the property to stop the blaze from spreading to neighbouring properties.

It is not thought that anybody was injured during the blaze but it is the pub is thought to have been seriously damaged. Police are advising people to “avoid the area if possible."

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