A man was arrested after a fire broke out at a South Shore home killing a dog.
Crews were called to an address on Hill Street at 3.15am on Wednesday. An occupant had left the property, where flames had engulfed the ground floor, and was led to safety by firefighters before being taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation. A Staffordshire bull terrier died in the blaze. Crews from South Shore Fire Station tackled the flames which caused fire, heat and smoke damage to the home. A 59-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of arson.