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Penwortham house thatched roof left severely damaged by fire

Posted on - 1st May, 2014 - 8:50am | Author - | Posted in - News, Penwortham
Aerial platform in use to fight the fire

Aerial platform in use to fight the fire

Fire crews have put out a blaze which ripped through a house roof in Penwortham.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue said crews packed up around 6am this morning after spending all night battling the flames.

The detached property on Townley Lane, Penwortham, caught fire around 7pm on Wednesday night.

Local residents had the road blocked off as up to five fire engines arrived to tackle the flames.

Flames can be clearly sign in the night sky from the property

Flames can be clearly sign in the night sky from the property

A spokesman from the fire service said they were now beginning an investigation into what happened.

He said: “Firefighters came away from the incident a few hours ago, however, the fire investigation has only just begun and at this moment in time we do not know the cause of the fire.

“The roof and the loft space were severely damaged by the fire as were the ground and first floors.”

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