Suspicious fire at Cheshire bar

Cheshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire at Panacea Bar and Restaurant in Alderley Edge.

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Fire crews remain at the scene of Cheshire bar fire

Firefighters still on scene 'damping down' embers of last night's fire. Credit: Ben Schofield

Fire crews investigating what caused a fire at Panacea bar and restaurant in Alderley Edge.

Firefighter on aerial platform at Panacea, Alderley Edge. Credit: Ben Schofield

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

Cheshire venue 'engulfed by fire'

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

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

"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

Emergency services were called at 10.30pm on Tuesday night to London Road, Alderley Edge.

About 50 firefighters from Cheshire and Greater Manchester tackled the blaze.

Firefighters battle blaze at Alderley Edge nightspot

Firefighters from Cheshire and Greater Manchester have been battling a blaze at a Cheshire bar-restaurant Panacea.

They were called there at around 10.30pm on Tuesday evening.

Several pictures of the fire have appeared on Twitter.

The blaze broke into the roof space and as of 5am on Wednesday, crews were still at the scene fighting the flames.

Cheshire fire service say crews wearing breathing gear were at the scene and were trying to stop the fire spreading to nearby buildings.

Cheshire police say no-one was reported to be inside the building at the time.

The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the venue, which is popular showbiz hangout, was going through a £3.2m refurbishment. It was also the scene of a previous fire in 2008, the newspaper's website says.

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