Firefighters battle blaze at Grade II-listed Stevenage pub

Firefighters were called to a blaze at The White Lion pub in Stevenage High Street

Firefighters were called to a blaze at The White Lion pub in Stevenage High Street - Credit: Archant

FIREFIGHTERS who were called to a Grade II-listed pub battled an early morning blaze for almost an hour.

Two crews from Stevenage were called to an outbuilding attached to The White Lion pub in Stevenage High Street at about 2.20am on Wednesday after a fire broke out.

The blaze was declared out at 3.10am and the outbuilding, which is situated in the pub’s car park and is used as a general store, has since been cordoned off.

Firefighters left the scene just after 4am after making the area safe, and a spokesman for the fire service said the cause is believed to be accidental.

A spokesman for pub retailer Greene King, which owns the pub, said: “In the early hours of Wednesday, June 5, a small fire broke out in The White Lion’s external storage buildings. It was quickly dealt with by the emergency services and is not considered to be suspicious.

“CCTV footage indicates the fire may have been caused by discarded smoking materials. Fortunately nobody was hurt and the pub is open for business as usual.”