A FIRE broke out at a pub in Allithwaite at lunchtime yesterday.

Crews from Grange and Milnthorpe attended the Pheasant Inn on Flookburgh Road at around 2pm, after reports of a fire caused by a dishwasher in the pub's kitchen.

Around 10 people evacuated while crews used a hose reel to deal with the fire.

Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.

A spokesman for the pub said it was 'business as usual' today.