Firefighters tackle blaze at derelict Newport pub

South Wales Argus: Firefighters tackle blaze at derelict Newport pub Firefighters tackle blaze at derelict Newport pub

FIRE crews tackled a fire at a derelict pub in the Pill area of Newport tonight.

Firefighters extinguished a small fire on the second floor of the old Kings Arms on Commercial Road after receiving a call at 6.23pm.

Crews from Maindee, Malpas, Duffryn and Cwmbran attended and found two males on the third floor. They were instructed to leave the building by firefighters.

It is not yet known how the fire was started.

Gwent Police said they are now securing the building. No one was injured.

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9:58pm Wed 4 Jun 14

niclou says...

Crews from Maindee, Malpas, Duffryn and Cwmbran attended and found two males on the third floor. They were instructed to leave the building by fire fighters.

squatters by any chance?
Crews from Maindee, Malpas, Duffryn and Cwmbran attended and found two males on the third floor. They were instructed to leave the building by fire fighters. squatters by any chance? niclou
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12:24am Thu 5 Jun 14

sallyw says...

Or drug users or alcoholics - he place is a magnet for them. Someone is going to get injured of killed in there if it's not sorted.
Or drug users or alcoholics - he place is a magnet for them. Someone is going to get injured of killed in there if it's not sorted. sallyw
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7:07am Thu 5 Jun 14

Ceri says...

How come they weren't arrested?
How come they weren't arrested? Ceri
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1:09pm Thu 5 Jun 14

MikeO4O8 says...

Ceri wrote:
How come they weren't arrested?
squatting isn't an arrest-able offence, unless they refuse to leave.

fire was most likely started by the people setting a bin or something fire to keep warm.

but i guess they cant legally say that as they cant be 100%.
[quote][p][bold]Ceri[/bold] wrote: How come they weren't arrested?[/p][/quote]squatting isn't an arrest-able offence, unless they refuse to leave. fire was most likely started by the people setting a bin or something fire to keep warm. but i guess they cant legally say that as they cant be 100%. MikeO4O8
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