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Firefighters investigating cause of house fire in Frenchwood

Posted on - 15th April, 2017 - 8:18am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, News
Boulevard was closed off to traffic for around four hours on Good Friday Pic: Google
Boulevard was closed off to traffic for around four hours on Good Friday Pic: Google

Fire crews are continuing to investigate the cause of a blaze which saw a woman leap to safety from a bedroom window in Preston on Friday night.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent crews from Bamber Bridge, Penwortham and Preston to deal with the flames.

The fire, which started around 8.30pm on Good Friday (14 April), began in the downstairs of the property in the Boulevard, Frenchwood.

Neighbours say they rushed to help as a woman in her 40s was trapped in the upstairs of the property.

She was taken to Royal Preston Hospital and has a suspected broken wrist.

Boulevard is currently taped off and closed to traffic
Fire crews in Boulevard on Friday night

Firefighters were sent into the property as neighbours believed a young girl may have been trapped in the house – however she was found at a nearby property.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “We were searching for probably three quarters of an hour, if not more to try and find the woman’s daughter. Thankfully she was located nearby having gone to a family member’s house. She was fine.

“An investigation was carried out during Friday night by a specialist officer into what caused the fire and we will be returning to the scene this morning to have another good look at it.”

The house has severe fire and smoke damage to the downstairs and upstairs.

Boulevard has been re-opened to traffic.

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