Fire crews tackle blaze at Lancaster city centre restaurant

Four fire crews tackled a chip pan fire at a city centre restaurant.

Monday, 12th July 2021, 2:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th July 2021, 9:20 am
This photo taken by Joshua Brandwood shows shoppers looking on as a Lancashire Fire & Rescue team tackles the blaze at Cafe Istanbul.

Eye-witnesses in Lancaster at lunchtime on Monday July 12 said crews were at Cafe Istanbul, a Turkish restaurant and takeaway in Market Street.

Our photos taken by Joshua Brandwood show shoppers watching on as the Lancashire Fire & Rescue team attends the incident.

A fire service spokesman said four fire crews from Morecambe, Bolton-le-Sands and Silverdale tackled the blaze, which involved a chip pan range which crews quickly brought under control.

This photo taken by Joshua Brandwood shows Lancashire Fire & Rescue at the scene of the fire at Cafe Istanbul.

Crews were called to the scene at around 1.20pm and were in attendance about one hour and 25 minutes.