Firefighters rescue man from burning pub

White Lion pub

White Lion pub - Credit: Archant

A man had to be rescued from a burning pub in Clerkenwell during the early hours of this morning.

London Fire Brigade was called to the White Lion pub in Central Street at around 1am.

Firefighters wearing special breathing apparatus entered the property and rescued the man who was trapped on the ground floor of the pub.

He was checked over by London Ambulance Service at the scene.

The first floor of the pub has been badly damaged by fire.

In total 21 firefighters attended the scene from Shoreditch, Islington, Whitechapel and Euston fire stations.

The flames were brought under control by 3am.

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The cause of the fire is now under investigation.