UPDATE: Fire service confirms cause of blaze at Salisbury pub

A FIRE that destroyed a building in the centre of Salisbury was caused by an electrical fault.

The December 27 blaze started in an outbuilding at the Avon Brewery, in Castle Street, before spreading to the pub.

Though it caused “minimal damage” to the venue thanks to the efforts of firefighters, the outbuilding was “fully destroyed”.

Crews from Salisbury and Verwood were sent to the scene, as well as engines from Romsey, Fordingbridge and St Marys in Hampshire.

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A spokesperson for the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS), said: “The fire quickly spread to the pub – crews made up for an ALP [Aerial Ladder Platform] and the fire was later extinguished using breathing apparatus, two main jets, and small tools. 

“The outbuilding was fully destroyed and the pub had minimal damage to it.”

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