Blaze at restaurant deemed accidental by fire investigators

The blaze at a restaurant in Stoke-on-Trent yesterday (20 February) has been deemed accidental by fire investigators.

We got a call shortly before 3.10pm to Scotia Road in Burslem when a fire was spotted at the address.

In its height, multiple crews from Burslem, Hanley, Longton, Leek, Sandyford and Newcastle worked to contain the fire at the scene, as well as a water carrier from Cheadle and an aerial ladder platform.

Once we managed to contain it, certain crews were stood down and made available to attend other incidents.

By 5.45pm, the fire had been extinguished and hotspots had been dampened down.

No-one was injured.

A scene was set-up whilst we worked to investigate how the fire started. Our colleagues from Staffordshire Police helped with traffic management around the area.

We can confirm that the fire was started accidentally after it spread from an extension building. 

Boarding up for the building has been arranged.

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