Road closure in Bacup following fire in empty house

Police have closed a road in Bacup this morning following a fire in a mid-terrace empty house.

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 9:04 am
Updated Saturday, 20th March 2021, 10:18 am
Emergency services are at a fire at an empty house in Bacup

New Line (A6066) between Lane End Road and Cobden Street is currently closed as emergency services deal with the incident.

Police have advised those travelling through the area this morning to find alternative routes.

Lancashire Police said the cause of the fire was as yet unknown.

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A spokesperson said: "There's a road closure in place, it's quite narrow there.

"There's no one injured, no one hurt."

Police said they expected the road to be reopened soon.

Four fire engines from Bacup and Rawtenstall were called to the incident.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and an aerial ladder platform from Preston to bring the fire under control.

They are expected to remain at the scene until around lunchtime.