Kitchen fire drama at Preston house

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Firefighters were called to a house in Longton, near Preston, this afternoon after reports of a kitchen fire.

Officers went to an address in Intack Road ​at around 2.20pm,

Firefighters from Penwortham and Tarleton equipped with breathing apparatus used a hosereel jet to extinguish the fire and a portable fan unit to extract the smoke and heat.

There were no casualties.

​Also this afternoon, firefighters were alerted to a chimney fire in Lancaster.

One fire engine from Lancaster attended a fire in Kirkes Road involving a chimney of an end terraced property.

Firefighters used ladders and a hose reel to extinguish the fire which was confined to the the flue.

There were no injuries.