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Pub in Coton declared unsafe after lightning strike

  • 5-11-2011

An unused pub may have to be demolished after it was struck by lightning causing a "severe" fire.

Crews were called to the empty Wheatsheaf pub in Coton, near Stone, on 9 May just before 1915 BST.

A spokesman for Staffordshire fire service said crews had been faced with a severe fire involving the roof and both floors of the property.

He added a family living next door had had to leave their property until the fire was brought under control.

Station manager Brian Griffiths said: "This is obviously an unusual and rare thing to happen but thankfully no-one was harmed and nearby residents were able to escape from their homes safely."

He added crews had stayed at the property overnight to monitor hotspots and a building inspector had been called to assess the building.

He said: "The building has now been deemed unsafe to enter."

The fire lasted about three hours.

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