Britain's best-loved boozer, the Rovers Return in ITV's Coronation Street, is set to be engulfed in flames as a dramatic storyline comes to its conclusion.
Long-time Weatherfield character Sunita Alahan (Shobna Gulati) and landlady Stella Price (Michelle Collins) are trapped inside the pub as the fire rages around them in scenes to be screened next week.
The inferno, which took the soap three weeks to film, is part of Sunita's swansong storyline.
Corrie residents watch on in horror as Stella screams from an upstairs window while Sunita, who later becomes the number one suspect for starting the blaze, is unconscious in the basement.
Gulati, who is leaving the show she joined in 2001, said filming the firey scenes left her in tears when the cameras stopped rolling.
The actress added that although it was difficult seeing the Rovers Return engulfed in flames she was delighted with her send-off.
Collins also said filming the flames was a frightening experience.
She added that Stella believes she will die in the blaze that will leave viewers witnessing the Rovers as a burnt-out shell.