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A joint investigation into the cause of the fire at the Crooked House pub is continuing today.
At 10.45pm on Saturday night (5 August), we were called to Himley Road following reports of an ongoing fire at the premises.
Our colleagues from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service were already at the scene and were working to bring the fire under control with support from West Midlands Fire Service.
We closed the road and set up a cordon to make sure the area was safe whilst emergency services worked through the night.
No one was inside the building at the time and no one was injured as a result of the fire.
An investigation into the cause has been launched alongside the fire service and is continuing to take place today (7 August).
Detective Inspector Richard Dancey, from CID, said: “This incident has caused a great deal of speculation locally and we understand the significance of the building within the local community.
“We would like to remind the public that our investigation is ongoing and we are reviewing all of the available evidence available alongside fire investigators to determine the cause of the incident.
“Due to the excess damage caused to the structure of the building, the cordon remains in place today and we’re asking people to avoid the area.
“Those who may have any useful information are urged to get in touch with us whilst we continue to complete our lines of enquiry alongside the fire service.”
Get in touch with us by calling 101, quoting incident 761 of 5 August, or message us using Live Chat on our website – www.staffordshire.police.uk
To report anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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