Arson attack suspected after flats blaze

An investigation is under way into a suspected arson attack after a blaze at a two storey block of flats in Heysham early this morning.

Friday, 6th April 2018, 1:34 pm
Updated Friday, 6th April 2018, 1:36 pm
Firefighters were called into action

Firefighters were called out to the incident on an external staircase at the flats, on Balmoral Road, at 2.50am.

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Although there were no casualties, it was a significant blaze, with four fire engines in attendance from Lancaster, Morecambe and Bolton-le-Sands, and the fire took some seven hours to extinguish.

Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used three hose reels and a portable ventilation unit to extinguish the fire and clear the smoke.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue spokesman SAID: “The fire was of suspicious origin and a joint investigation with Lancashire Police is now underway.”