Fladbury Pub Fire
The fire happened at The Chequers Inn, Chequers Lane, at just after 2am this morning (Friday 29 July).
Crews from Evesham, Pershore and Broadway were called to the fire and on arrival found part of the roof alight. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and two hose reels were used to bring the fire under control. Around 15 per cent of the roof was affected by fire and the first floor of the property was also affected by smoke.
Station Commander Adrian Thompson said: "On arrival the fire was very well developed. The crews on scene carried out a rapid response and managed to bring the fire under control quickly. Their actions undoubtedly saved the historic building from further damage.
The stop message was given at just after 5.30am this morning - once the fire was extinguished and re-inspections were carried out later on.
The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
The landlord of The Chequers Inn has today confirmed that as the pub on the ground floor has not been affected by fire it will be open for business as usual.