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Pub fire at The White Hart in Orpington High Street sees 70 firefighters tackle blaze


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A pub blaze has seen 10 fire engines and about 70 firefighters head to a town centre.

Crews were called to The White Hart pub in Orpington High Street this morning after the loft space caught alight.

The London Fire Brigade at the scene

Station commander Chris Brown, who is at the scene, said: "Firefighters are tackling the fire internally and are being assisted by an aerial appliance.

"Nine people left the building before the brigade arrived and are thankfully, all uninjured.

"Crews are continuing to work to bring the fire under control and are carrying out salvage operations.

"Orpington High Street is closed whilst crews work to make the scene safe and we urge people to avoid the area."

Crews tackle a blaze at a pub in Orpington High Street. Picture: London Fire Brigade
Crews tackle a blaze at a pub in Orpington High Street. Picture: London Fire Brigade
Crews tackle a blaze at a pub in Orpington High Street. Picture: London Fire Brigade
Crews tackle a blaze at a pub in Orpington High Street. Picture: London Fire Brigade

The London Fire Brigade was called at 7.30am this morning with crews from Sidcup, Orpington, Bromley and surrounding fire stations attending the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Crews said the fire was under control at about 10.45am but are expected to remain on the scene throughout the day.

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