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Saracen's Head in Clinkham Wood damaged by fire
5:00pm Tuesday 28th August 2012 in News
FIREFIGHTERS are damping down at the scene of a large fire, which damaged a derelict pub.
They were called to the Saracen’s Head on Kentmere Avenue, Clinkham Wood at around 3.10pm.
Elaine Gauld, who lives close by said: “Police came around and told everyone to stay indoors and close the windows because of the smoke.
“The pensioners’ bungalows were worse, because you couldn’t see the top of the road. The buses and cars had to be turned back.”
A spokesperson from Merseyside Fire and rescue said the building was well alight by the time three crews from St Helens and Eccleston arrived at the scene.
The police said that the fire seemed to be strongest at the rear of the building. Officers erected a cordon around the old pub.
Detectives have visited the scene to carry out house-to-house enquiries, but the exact cause is as of yet unknown.