Punters evacuated as blaze rips through Camberwell’s Grove House pub

Katherine Johnston (23 July, 2018)

Pub will be closed until further notice

23738Firefighters outside Grove House (c) Gary Lewington

Fifty people were evacuated from Grove House pub last night when a fire swept through the building’s first and second floor.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters were dispatched to tackle the blaze on Camberwell Grove on Sunday, July 22, at 8.40pm.

Six people were also evacuated from a neighbouring property as a precaution, and fortunately no one was injured.

According to the brigade, the fire was brought under control by 2.11am, but part of the first and second floors were damaged, and the extraction system from the first floor to the roof was also affected.

Station Manager Andy Walton said: “Crews are worked hard in challenging and humid conditions to bring the fire under control preventing lateral fire spread to neighbouring properties.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation and the pub – which is in Camberwell Grove’s conservation area – will be closed until further notice.

Smoke coming from the roof


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