Watch as flames leap from windows at Ingol house fire

Posted on - 25th February, 2017 - 10:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Ingol, Preston News

Firefighters are dealing with a serious fire at a homeĀ in Ingol.

The blaze in Westbrook Crescent is the second on the road in less than 24-hours.

Flames can be seen leaping from the window of the first floor of a property. The fireĀ started around 8.45pm on Saturday (25 February).

The fire as seen from a neighbouring property Pic: William Fell
The fire as seen from a neighbouring property Pic: William Fell

Unconfirmed reports suggest a vehicle has been pushed against the property and set alight.

Preston Police confirmed they were also in attendance and no one was inside at the time or has been hurt in the fire.

Read more: Police make an arrest as investigation into Ingol house fire continues

A spokesman for the fire service said: “Four fire engines and crews were assigned to a fire in a mid-terrace house in which the person making the 999 call believed someone may be trapped.

“The fire was severe, to the extent of having burnt through the staircase in the house and firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus had to pitch ladders to conduct their search for casualties upstairs.

“There were in fact no casualties and the fire crews extinguished the fire, which had begun to spread to the attics of the houses on either side.”

The causes of the fire is now being investigated.

The earlier fire, at 1.18am on Saturday (25 February), had the same pattern – with a vehicle fire on a driveway spreading to a property.

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