Fire crews were called out to a large fire in Avenham in the early hours of this morning (Friday 2 October.)Advertisement
The team received reports of a large fire on the front of a property in Duke Street at around 4.20am. When the crew arrived at the scene, the fire had spread into the building and a first floor flat was also alight.
There were several flats in the building, and firefighters wore breathing apparatus to rescue people. Three adults, three children and a dog were rescued using smoke hoods and a ladder.
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Casualties were checked over by paramedics on the scene of the incident for smoke inhalation, and three were taken to the hospital for further treatment.
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At the time of reporting, firefighters are still attending the scene. A joint investigation into the cause of the fire will begin soon.
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Do you have any information about the cause of the fire? Contact Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service using the incident number