Fears person was trapped after chip pan fire in Chorley

Firefighters raced to fire at a second-floor flat in Chorley amid fears someone was trapped in the property.

Sunday, 15th April 2018, 11:52 am
Updated Sunday, 15th April 2018, 11:56 am
Firefighters were called to a chip pan fire at a second floor flat in Chorley

Crews were called to the scene of the fire at Blackstone Road shortly after 10pm on Saturday.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Three fire engines and crews, two from Bamber Bridge and one from Chorley, were assigned to a fire in a second-floor flat where it was reported someone may be trapped.

"The contents of a chip pan had burnt out without the fire spreading and no-one was injured.

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"Firefighters used a portable fan unit to extract smoke from the premises."