Cause of Kirkham tanning salon fire is 'unknown' following police investigation

The cause of a fire at a Kirkham tanning salon has been deemed as 'unknown' by investigators.

Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:44 pm
Updated Friday, 30th April 2021, 12:51 pm

The fire happened at Kirkham Sun Centre on Poulton Street at around 9.30pm on Monday (April 26) and destroyed a wood fascia on the shop's front.

Fire crews from Wesham, Lytham and Blackpool were called out to tackle the fire however the flames were brought 'quickly under control'.

After extinguishing the fire and making the scene safe, firefighters reported their concerns about what caused the fire to police.

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Staff were seen making repairs the morning after the fire

Lancashire Police confirmed that it was investigating the fire, which was being treated as suspicious.

However following an the joint investigation the cause of the fire is being treated as 'unknown'.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said they were no longer looking into the incident and were not classing the cause as 'either an accident or arson'.

The shop, which is soon to be renamed Tan Time Kirkham, only reopened on April 12 after lockdown measures were relaxed. Following the incident staff advised customers that the shop was still open despite the fire the previous evening.

Staff were seen at the shop on Tuesday morning tidying up and making some repairs, including boarding up the fire damage.

A post on the shop's Facebook page said: "Without going into much detail about last-night, I’ll let the correct procedures look into this before I comment further.

"We’ve had a clean and had everything officially checked over this morning. We are open as normal today 10am to 8pm."