Stork Inn fire: Emergency services rush to incident at Conder Green near Lancaster

Ten fire engines and an aerial ladder have been sent to an incident at The Stork Country Inn in Conder Green.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 7:54 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 2:20 pm

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a fire at The Stork Country Inn on Corricks Lane.

The building has reportedly been alight for three to four hours, and images taken from the incident show a portion of the roof engulfed in flames.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are urging motorists to avoid the area.

This is due to road closures which have been put in place by police while the fire is extinguished.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: "At 5.21am eight fire engines from Lancaster, Morecambe, Silverdale, Bolton-le-Sands, Garstang and Carnforth attended a commercial building fire on Corricks Lane, Conder Green.

"The property consisted of two floors measuring 50m x 30m.

"Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and two jets.

Ten fire engines were sent to a commercial fire in Conder Green. (Credit: Lancashire Fire and Rescue)
Ten fire engines were sent to a commercial fire in Conder Green. (Credit: Lancashire Fire and Rescue)

"The aerial ladder platform from Preston is also in attendance spraying water into the roof space which is well alight."

"At 8.05am the incident has been scaled up to ten fire engines for resources."

The incident is still ongoing and there are reports of thick black smoke in the area.

It is not yet known if anyone has been injured in the blaze.

Emergency services have attended an incident on the A588 at Conder Green. (Credit: AA)

The closure on the A588 near Lancaster was reported by police at around 6am this morning (January 28).

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"Please find alternative routes whilst emergency services are in attendance."

Traffic is coping well but delays are expected through rush hour, according to the AA.

Pictures taken by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services drone operator, Chris Rainford, show the roof of the building engulfed in flames. (Photo by Chris Rainford)
Drone images show the extent of the damage. (Photo by Chris Rainford)