Firefighters tackle blaze at derelict pub

Fire crews were called to the address in Astley at 11pm
Fire crews were called to the address in Astley at 11pm

Fire crews were called into action after a fire broke out at a former pub.

Engines from Hindley, Atherton and Leigh were called at around 7.22pm to a fire at the derelict Victoria pub on Kirkhall Lane in Leigh.

Crews used two hose reels and four breathing apparatus to tackle the fire, which involved a large quantity of rubbish on the ground floor, and cleared smoke from the building with a positive pressure fan.

Firefighters were at the scene for around thirty five minutes.