Investigation launched after blaze at disused pub

Crews attend the fire at the Railway Hotel. Photo: David Belshaw.
Crews attend the fire at the Railway Hotel. Photo: David Belshaw.

A fire has ripped through a disused pub in Brierfield.

Five fire engines and an aerial ladder platform crew were called to the former Railway Hotel in Clitheroe Road at 6-35pm yesterday.

The first floor of the building was well alight on arrival and crews had to use three main water jets and the ALP to fight the blaze.

There were no casualties and the cause of the fire is under investigation.