Live updates as 8 fire engines are called to the village pub of Stuart Broad in Nottinghamshire

Eight fire engines have been called to a blaze at a pub opened by England cricketer Stuart Broad on the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border. The fire service has confirmed crews were called to a fire at the Tap & Run, Upper Broughton, co-owned by Broad and former Nottinghamshire star and seamer Harry Gurney.

A spokeswoman for the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘The time for the call was 3.22am this morning. This is a public house and we had eight engines present, a rig form of an aerial ladder, a water carrier, a command support vehicle. It was a two-story building, 15 meters by 30 meters, the area of ​​the building. The fire started on the first floor and on the roof. They used two main jets and then two hose reel jets.”

The extent of potential injuries is currently unclear. It is believed that no one was in the building at the time of the fire and, at this stage, an investigation into the fire has not yet been launched.

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The pub is located on the border of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, near Melton Mowbray. Firefighters advised the public to avoid the area if possible and asked local residents to keep doors and windows closed if their properties were affected by smoke.

In a tweet at 4.30am on Saturday June 11, the fire brigade said: “We currently have eight fire engines at an incident on Main Road, Upper Broughton. We ask that you avoid the area if possible and for the local residents to keep their doors and windows closed if affected by smoke.”

Broad and Gurney started the Cat and Wickets Pub Company in 2016 with friend and veteran pub manager Dan Cramp. The pub was formerly known as The Golden Fleece, which had been closed for two years before Cat and Wickets took over. It reopened as a Tap & Run gastropub in September 2018. The Cat and Wickets’ first pub was The Three Crowns in Wymeswold, which opened in August 2016. Broad starred in the Test vs New Zealand with the second test underway. at Trent Bridge.

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