Flat above Wakefield pub gutted by blaze

Fire at the Talbot and Falcon Pub, Northgate, Wakefield.

Fire at the Talbot and Falcon Pub, Northgate, Wakefield.

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A flat above a city centre pub was gutted by a fire last night.

The blaze broke out in the Talbot and Falcon, on Northgate, just before 11pm.

Crew commander Dave Bastow, from Wakefield Fire Station, said: “The flat was completely gutted by the fire - is was quite an intense fire.”

Police were standing guard outside the pub this morning as investigations into the cause of the fire were carried out.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.