England cricketer Stuart Broad said he was “devastated” after a pub he co-owns with former team-mate Harry Gurney was destroyed in a fire.
It’s not clear what started the fire at The Tap & Run in Upper Broughton, near Nottingham.
Eight firefighters were dispatched to tackle the inferno after the alarm went off around 3.20am this morning.
No one is believed to have been injured or killed and it is understood that no one was in the pub at the time.
In a statement, Broad and Gurney said: “We are devastated to inform you that due to a significant fire in the early hours of June 11, The Tap & Run will not be traded for the foreseeable future.
“We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the great support.
“And finally… we’ll be back! Watch this room. “In a tweet, the friends posted a picture of their beloved pub on fire and firefighters battling the blazes.”
They added: “We are absolutely devastated to report that a fire broke out in the pub during the night.
“We are heartbroken to see our beautiful pub go up in flames. Fortunatly nobody was hurt.
“We are sorry that we will not be able to honor bookings for the foreseeable future and apologize for the distress the fire has caused to the villagers.
“Thank you to the fire service who have been brilliant and thank you for everyone’s kind messages of support, we really appreciate it. We will keep everyone updated over the coming days and weeks.’
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The call time was 3.22am this morning. It’s a tavern lot and we used eight locomotives, a turntable ladder platform, a water carrier and a command support vehicle.
“It was a two-story building, 15 meters by 30 meters, the area of the building. The fire broke out on the first floor and in the roof. They used two main nozzles and then two hose reel nozzles.”
The service warned the public to stay away from the area, saying: “We are asking that you avoid the area if possible and that local residents keep their doors and windows closed if affected by the smoke.”
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