Police are appealing for witnesses as a joint fire and police investigation is carried out to establish the cause of a fire at a disused pub.
The blaze at The Blue Bell in Mansfield Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, was reported to police at 2.48pm yesterday (Wednesday 3 January 2024).
The road was closed and a small number of properties were evacuated as a precaution while the fire was dealt with.
Affected residents were able to return to their homes by 7pm. No injuries have been reported.
Detective Sergeant Matt Scott, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We are continuing to work closely with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and a joint investigation is underway to establish the circumstances of how the fire began.
“While we are currently keeping an open mind regarding the cause, we are urging anyone who may have witnessed anything or has any information which could assist us with our ongoing inquiries to please come forward.”
Anyone with information about the incident, in particular anyone who may have recorded CCTV or dashcam footage, is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 376 of 3 January 2024, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.