22.4.17 Poole Miller & Carter fire: Emergency crews tackle restaurant blaze


Customers at the restaurant in Poole had to be evacuated when a large fire took hold in the building.

Fourteen fire engines, a water carrier and an aerial ladder were used as flames spread at the Miller & Carter steakhouse on Wallisdown Road on Saturday 22nd April 2017.

The restaurant was open at the time, but no-one was injured.

The blaze was centred in the staff accommodation area on the second floor and had spread to the roof.

Thick plumes of smoke rose into the sky and crowds gathered as Dorset Fire and Rescue Service crews battled the flames.

Fire fighters remained at the scene throughout the night inspecting the building.

A spokesman for Miller & Carter stated: Our first priority is always the safety of our customers and our staff, and we're glad to see that the team initiated the required procedures in the circumstances and that our restaurant in Poole was evacuated safely and quickly.

A Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said that investigations into the cause of the fire were being focused on the living accommodation.

The cause is not yet known.

Story collated by Liz Turnbull.

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Registered Office:  Southwold House, 66 Botley Road, Park Gate, Southampton, United Kingdom

Company number: 07810000