Video: Publican fled to safety after blaze engulfed barn at The Three Mariners pub in Trimley St Mary

A blaze engulfed outbuildings at The Three Mariners in Trimley St Mary. Picture by Nigel Pickover.

A blaze engulfed outbuildings at The Three Mariners in Trimley St Mary. Picture by Nigel Pickover. - Credit: Archant

A pub landlord and his family fled to safety in the early hours of today after a blaze threatened to engulf their home

Viewer discretion advised when watching the video as there is a small amount of bad language in the background.

The fire, at the rear of The Three Mariners, Trimley St Mary, near Felixstowe, started with an explosion in historic barn outbuildings and spread to a car parked alongside the pub.

Locals raised the alarm and one nearby resident tried to save pets believed to have been housed in the buildings but was beaten back by the flames.

Two Suffolk fire crews from Felixstowe attended the grade 2 listed pub and put out the flames although the building was destroyed.

Landlord and landlady Dave and Debbie Atkinson were woken by a loud bang as the fire took hold and fled with their children.

The extent of damage to the pub is not yet known. The cause of the explosion is being investigated and it is understood it may have been sparked from a canister.

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