The Sirloin pub, Hoghton

Full scale of the damage revealed at 17th-century coaching inn devastated by blaze

The historic Sirloin pub in Hoghton, near Chorley, suffered a major fire last night.

Fortunately, no-one was hurt but the historic structure, which is also home to owners Adam Chapman and Lucia Wilde, has been very badly damaged by the fire, which spread to the roof.

Large sections of the roof of the historic pub have been destroyed by the fire
Large sections of the roof of the historic pub have been destroyed by the fire
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The cause of the fire, which broke out at about 8pm on Saturday, is now under investigation
The cause of the fire, which broke out at about 8pm on Saturday, is now under investigation
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Parts of the building date from the 17th Century, when it was used as a coaching inn
Parts of the building date from the 17th Century, when it was used as a coaching inn
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All diners and staff were safely evacuated from the building
All diners and staff were safely evacuated from the building
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