FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a fire in a refrigeration unit at a Burnham-on-Sea pub.

Firefighters from Burnham-on-Sea and Bridgwater attended the incident at 9.07pm on Monday (August 10) after Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service received multiple reports of a fire at the Rosewood Pub.

The venue reopened earlier this month after a six figure refurbishment following a huge fire in June 2019. 

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called at 9.07pm on Monday (August 10) to reports of a fire at The Rosewood Pub in Burnham-on-Sea. 

"We sent three fire engines to the scene. One came from Burnham-on-Sea and two came from Bridgwater as well as an aerial platform ladder. 

"When crews arrived they discovered there was a fire refrigeration unit at the pub.

"Crews used two hosereel jets, breathing apparatus and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire. 

"Crews left the scene at 9.39pm."

A spokesperson for Greene King which owns The Rosewood, said: “An electrical fault in a newly installed freezer resulted in a small fire in the kitchen appliance at approximately 9pm last night.

"Although the team swiftly extinguished it we evacuated guests and called the fire brigade as a precautionary measure.  We apologise to the guests inconvenienced last night.

"The pub is open and trading as normal this morning.”