Four men assessed at scene after fire rips through Mitcham pub

Four men were assessed by London Ambulance Service (LAS) crews after a fire ripped through a derelict pub in Mitcham on Friday evening.

Twelve fire engines and about 80 firefighters tackled the blaze at the Grade II-listed Burn Bullock pub in London Road.

The roof, as well as the ground, first and second floors of the building, were alight. Four men were assessed on the scene by LAS crews before being allowed to return home. 

A 32-metre turntable ladder being used as a water tower at the scene of the fire (Picture: LFB)

One of the London Fire Brigade’s (LFB) 32-metre turntable ladders was used at the scene as a water tower.

Two gas cylinders were removed from the property as a precaution, as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat, the LFB said. 

The LFB took 34 calls to the blaze. Firefighters were first called to the scene at around 7.30pm and the fire was under control by around 10.20pm. 

The derelict pub after the fire was extinguished (Picture: LFB)

According to Historic England, the left section of the three-storey building dates from between the 16th and 17th century and the front between the early and mid-18th century.

Fire crews from Norbury, Wimbledon, Tooting and surrounding fire stations attended the scene. 

A spokesman from the LFB said: “The cause of the fire is under investigation.”

Pictured top: Image shows the blaze raging throughout the building on Friday night (Picture: LFB)

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