Investigation after 'suspicious' van fire in Lytham

A suspicious van blaze, that started next to a house, sparked an emergency call-out, say fire services.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 13th October 2017, 1:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 3:09 am
Firefighters from Lytham were called to a property on Blackpool Road
Firefighters from Lytham were called to a property on Blackpool Road

More top stories: Delays around Preston New Road after lock-onFirefighters from Lytham were called to a property on Blackpool Road following a 999 call just after 1.30am on Friday, 13.

Crews arrived to find the van blazing in close proximity to the family home.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "We arrived to find the van well alight on the driveway of a house.

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Pictures revealed by firefighters show the van was severely damaged in the blaze

"As it was in very near to the building our main concern was that if anyone was still inside the house they would have been badly affected by smoke.

"We quickly established that nobody remained in the property and began work to limit the spread of the fire.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus directed hose reels at the fire.

"The cab and engine compartment of the van were severely fire damaged.

The cab of the van was gutted by the fire

"The owners of the van did everything they could and were right to get out of their house.

"We would always advise anyone in a similar situation to get out, stay out and call us out."

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Crews remained at the scene for around one-and-a-half hours.

Pictures revealed by firefighters show the van was severely damaged in the blaze

A joint police and fire service investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched.

The cab of the van was gutted by the fire