Three people treated for smoke inhalation after fire above pub in Great Yarmouth

The Blackfriars Tavern in Great Yarmouth where there was a fire last night(Tuesday).PHOTO BY SIMON F

The Blackfriars Tavern in Great Yarmouth where there was a fire last night(Tuesday).PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

An investigation is under way after three people were treated for smoke inhalation when a fire broke out in a flat above a public house in Great Yarmouth last night.

Drinkers were evacuated from the Blackfriars Tavern after a fire broke out in the bathroom of a flat above the public house.

Two appliances from Great Yarmouth and one from Gorleston attended the scene at the

Blackfriars Tavern on the corner of Blackfriars Road and Camden Road.

Ambulance crews were also called to the scene and the area was cordoned off by police.

When firefighters arrived, at about 8.50pm, they found a fire in the bathroom of the upstairs flat.

Crews dealt with the blaze using hose-reel jets, thermal imaging cameras, and finally ventilated the property.

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Ladders and gas monitors were also used.

The incident commander confirmed that firefighters extinguished the blaze within around half an hour of arriving but two fire crews remained at the scene until around 10.40pm to provide ventilation and make the area safe.

Nobody was injured in the fire, but three people were treated by the ambulance service for smoke inhalation.

Fire crews also advised the residents of the flat not to spend the night there to avoid further inhalation.

The landlord of the Blackfriars Tavern declined to comment.

Last night, the cause of the blaze was not clear though it was thought to have been accidental.