Two people have been rescued and taken to hospital after a flat fire in Blackpool.
Three fire crews from South Shore and Blackpool responded to reports of a fire at a flat in George Street at 6.16am this morning (October 9).
Upon arrival, firefighters were confronted with a heavily smoke logged first-floor flat with two people trapped inside.
Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus to enter the smoke-filled flat and rescue the occupants.
After bringing them safely outside, firefighters handed the casualties over to waiting ambulance crews.
Both casualties received treatment at the scene before being taken to hospital.
Firefighters then used one hose reel, along with a triple extension ladder, to extinguish the fire.
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