Croydon pub fires: Police treating blazes at pubs on St James’s Road and Gloucester Road as ‘suspicious’

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A London Fire Brigade spokesperson said no injuries were reported at either site.

The Met Police are treating two huge blazes at a pair of derelict Croydon pubs as “suspicious”, and has launched a joint-investigation into the incidents alongside the London Fire Brigade.

The Brigade tackled the fires on St James’s Road and Gloucester Road early this morning (August 31), with both under control by 8.35am.

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Social media footage shows extent of the flames, with smoke billowing out of both pubs.

A spokesperson at the London Fire Brigade said the blaze on Gloucester Road destroyed both its first and second floors, while the pub on St James’s Road lost its roof and second floor. No injuries were reported at either site.

The Met has since told LondonWorld that the fires are being treated as “suspicious”, with a joint-investigation launched with the Brigade. There have been no arrests at this early stage, and the cause of the fires remains unknown.

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