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Women led to safety as firefighters battle Caledonian Road pub blaze

Fire at back of The Scottish Stores erupted on Wednesday evening

17 May, 2019 — By Calum Fraser

MORE than 70 firefighters worked through the night to tackle a blaze at a pub in Caledonian Road.

It took five hours to put out the fire which erupted at the back of The Scottish Stores in King’s Cross after London Fire Brigade was alerted at 11.30pm on Wednesday.

Firefighters led two women to safety via an internal staircase. A further 28 people left the building before the brigade arrived. There were no reports of injuries.

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Station manager Jay Tough said: “Crews worked hard through the night to bring the fire under control.”

A spokesman for Keystone Group of Companies, which owns The Scottish Stores, a pub and hostel, said: “We can confirm there were no fatalities and the incident is still being investigated by the London Fire Brigade.”

He added: “We wish to extend our thanks to the fire services for containing the fire and to staff who acted professionally, swiftly and efficiently in evacuating the building.”

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