Police investigate 'suspicious' house fire in Lancaster

Police are investigating a 'suspicious' fire which broke out at a home in Lancaster.

By Matthew Calderbank
Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 10:06 am
Six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform tackled a fire on the third-floor of a residential building in Mainway, Lancaster on Sunday (May 10). Pic: Google
Six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform tackled a fire on the third-floor of a residential building in Mainway, Lancaster on Sunday (May 10). Pic: Google

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a home in Mainway at 9.15pm on Sunday (May 10).

Six crews from Morecambe, Lancaster, Bolton-le-Sands and Carnforth tackled the fire on the third floor, with help from an aerial ladder platform.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a ventilation unit to bring the fire under control and extinguish it.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said no injuries were reported and the cause is under investigation.

Lancashire Police has since confirmed that the fire is being treated as 'suspicious'.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "We were called at 9.20pm on Sunday (May 10) to reports of a fire at a domestic address on Mainway in Lancaster.

"It’s currently being treated as suspicious and enquires are ongoing."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.