Firefighters extinguish fire at derelict pub

Rosenbauer fire engine

Fire crews have successfully extinguished a fire at a derelict pub in Stone.

Firefighters from Longton, Newcastle and Stone and Staffordshire Police were called to the Darlaston Inn, Stone, just after 8.15am this morning following reports of a fire at the pub.

We found a small fire at the pub which was extinguished just before 10am using a hose reel jet.

A positive pressure ventilator fan was also used to clear the premises of smoke.

The cause of the fire was deemed to be deliberate and crews and officers remain at the scene.