Building is a 2 storey public house, involved in fire, measuring 50m x 50m. Fire located on first floor area of roof. 4 main jets in use. Incident has been sectorised.
Aerial ladder platform is now being got to work. Updated Incident Information: 00:35 - 3 main jets, 1 Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) and water carrier being got to work. Crews breaking into roof to check for fire spread and to create a fire break. Neighboring property has been checked and informed to keep windows shut. Gas, electricity and water agencies are in attendance
01:12 - Fire service still in attendance, Aerial Ladder Platform water supply being boosted by the water carrier and water relay. Roof at the rear of the premises is being stripped by crews to prevent fire spread. 1 Compressed air foam system (CAFS) pump is being got to work into roof space.
01:34 - Further knock down of fire has meant that CAFS was not needed. Gas has been isolated. 3 jets and 1 ALP in use.
02:13 - Electricity not fully isolated, Western Power will re-attend tomorrow to isolate. Good progress being made 4 jets, 1 ALP in use.
08:00 - 1 Jet still in use to damp down hot spots, Gable End being monitored. Fire-Fighting operations temporarily stopped whilst liaising with landlord.
STOP - all hot spots extinguished, reinspection will take place Sunday morning where a full survey of the property will be carried out. Fire Investigation carried out and will resume on Monday 9th September.
Public Statement Issued: People in the close vicinity of this incident have been advised to keep their windows closed due to the volume of smoke in the area.
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