999 call-out was a 'false alarm'

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Firefighters were called out to a sounding smoke alarm at a property in Westway, Freckleton at 4.38pm today.

But when the Lytham crew arrived they learned it had been triggered by smoke from cooking, a spokesman for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue service said.

The incident was a described as a 'false alarm with good intent' and the matter was closed.