St Helens Star:

A FIRE broke out at a former pub this morning, Monday.

Firefighters were sent to the derelict Green Dragon pub on Gartons Lane in Sutton Manor at 5.20am where the property was well alight.

The fire has mainly affected the roof of the property.

Four fire engines and a combined platform ladder were sent to the scene.

Jubits Lane and Chester Lane have been closed off by police.

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Firefighters at the scene

Fire crews have been liaising with a building surveyor and peeling back the remaining roof tiles to allow them to continue to extinguish the flames.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place once all the flames have been extinguished.

Three engines and the combined platform ladder are still in attendance.     

Nearby residents and businesses are advised to keep windows and doors closed.

By 4pm, all firefighting actions had ceased.

Crews have carried out hot spotting on all areas of the building and there are no further signs of fire. 

Crews are making up equipment that is no longer in use and are preparing to hand over the site to St Helens Council. 

Crews have removed debris from the roadway in preparation for the roads to be re-opened.

Two fire engines and the combined platform ladder remain at the scene and crew members are removing loose roof tiles.

If anyone experiences ill effects call NHS 111 and if you have an existing health condition keep medicines nearby.