Investigation after fire at flats in Blackpool

A joint police and fire service investigation has been launched after a fire started in a block of flats in Blackpool.

Tuesday, 6th February 2018, 11:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th February 2018, 6:38 pm
The scene on Lord Street PIC: Peter Dockerty.

Three fire engines from Blackpool and Bispham were called out to the emergency on Lord Street just after midnight on Tuesday, February 6 following a 999 call.

Crews arrived to find around 12 occupants of the building had already evacuated the premises with nobody left inside the building.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "We used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the fire which started in the basement of the three storey building.

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"Thankfully nobody was injured."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fire services remained at the scene for around two hours.