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Historic village pub closed until further notice after devastating fire

No one was hurt after flames broke out in the roof of the Finnygook Inn in Crafthole. Photo: Adam Bushrod

A village pub in Cornwall has had to close until further notice after a "devastating" fire yesterday.

No one was hurt after flames broke out in the roof of the Finnygook Inn in Crafthole near Whitsandbay.

Video from the scene shows fire tearing through the roof at the popular pub:

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Posting on Facebook, the landlords have said the pub will have to remain closed until further notice.

Sadly we've had a fire at the finny- which means we'll be shut until further notice. Everybody is safe and fine.

Thank you for your understanding and concerns. We will update you as and when we can. Thank you again.

– The Finnygook Inn/ Facebook
Luckily no one was hurt - and the pub dog escaped unharmed. Credit: Torpoint Community Fire Station

Firefighters from four different crews worked for hours to make sure all pockets of the fire were out.

The crews posted on Facebook to express their sympathy for the pub owners and the community, and promising to visit the pub again in happier times:

A message of support from one of the firefighters who attended the scene. Credit: Facebook

We are truly devastated to work at the scene of this fire.

We wish the team and the local community a quick recovery and rebuild, and look forward to seeing you return to business.

– Alex Holmes, Facebook
The fire was in the pub's roof. Credit: Torpoint Community Fire Station

An investigation into what caused the fire is being carried out today.

A GoFundMe page has been set upto try to raise £2,500 to help with the repair work.