Burning fan sets off monoxide detector
Firefighters from Blackpool headed to a house in Poulton on Friday after a burning fan set off a carbon monoxide detector.
Two fire engines were called to The Crescent, Poulton, at around 3.38am after a lighting transformer in a kitchen ceiling void began to burn, activating the detector in the room.
The householders shut off electricity and evacuated the building before calling 999.
Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used a hosereel jet to extinguish the fire and a thermal imaging camera to ensure there flames had not spread further.
A portable fan unit was used to extract the smoke.
Nobody was injured.