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Police investigate cause of fire at Cheshire bar

Panacea on fire in Alderley Edge Photo: Alderleyedge.com

Cheshire Police say they're investigating what caused a fire at Panacea bar and restaurant in Alderley Edge.

Emergency services were called at 10.30pm on Tuesday night to London Road, Alderley Edge where around 50 firefighters tackled the blaze.

Emergency services were called to Panacea at 10.30pm on Tuesday night to London Road Credit: Alderleyedge.com

The venue was gutted after a fire in September 2008, just days before its opening. The bar had undergone a £3.2m refurbishment, but was burnt to the ground.

A spokesperson asked for anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

Firefighters tackle the blaze at Panacea Credit: Alderleyedge.com

"The premises which has been engulfed by the fire, is a bar and restaurant and it was closed when the fire broke out. There have been no reports of any injuries or evacuations of other premises at this time.

"Cheshire Fire and Rescue are in attendance and the fire is being contained to the area of the bar and restaurant.

"An investigation in to the cause of the fire is underway and Cheshire Police are appealing to anyone who may have any information concerning the incident to contact them on using the 101 number quoting incident number 925 of 12 March."

– CHESHIRE POLICE SPOKESPERSON
Police presence followng fire at Panacea Credit: Alderleyedge.com

Pictures from alderleyedge.com.

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