Derelict building fire shuts Blackpool Promenade
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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used three hose reels, one hose reel jet and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.
At the height of the fire, the Promenade was closed from Empress Drive to Gynn roundabout, with diversions in place via Warbreck Hill Road and the drone team also in attendance. The public was asked via social media to not fly drones nearby to avoid hampering the operation.
By 1am, the incident had been reduced to three fire engines but crews remained in attendance throughout the night monitoring and extinguishing any hotspots. The Promenade reopened at 1.44am..
A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said firefighters left the scene at around 9.30am on Sunday.