Greene King, the owners of Burnham-On-Sea’s Rosewood pub, have praised fire crews for their “swift and professional response” and preventing the blaze spreading further on Saturday (June 15th).
Burnham-On-Sea.com reported here how crews from across Somerset tackled the pub blaze in Love Lane.
The fire, which started in the pub’s kitchen at just before 2.30pm, quickly spread to the roof and other parts of the building. Fire crews battled to avoid the fire spreading to nearby homes and the adjacent Tesco store, which was evacuated for over two hours.
A Greene King spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com that its surveyors have begun assessing the pub building in the hope that it will stay closed until further notice.
The spokeswoman added: “The pub was evacuated on Saturday afternoon after a fire broke out in the kitchen area of the pub.”
“Emergency services were called and there was an orderly evacuation. Fortunately no-one was injured.”
“Our surveyors are currently assessing the property and we hope to re-open the pub as soon as possible.”
“We’d like to thank the emergency services for their swift and professional response and our customers for their understanding.”
Father’s Day bookings were relocated to either the Super Mare Hungry Horse, or the Catherine’s Inn Hungry Horse.
She added that all other bookings which the pub is unable to relocate will have deposits refunded.
Speaking to Burnham-On-Sea.com at the scene of the fire below, Paul Cregan, group manager for the fire service, told us: “There has been a significant amount of damage to the kitchen and the roof above it.”
“However, through the crews’ hard work, and taking some risks, we have managed to save at least 50 per cent of the pub.”
“We also stopped the fire spreading to the adjacent Tesco, which was never really a danger, but there was some concern that it could potentially spread through the entire roof.”
The charred embers of the roof are clearly visible to passers-by, as pictured here.
The pub was cordoned off with safety fences during Sunday to secure the property and also avoid members of the public putting their safety at risk.