Electrical fault caused fire at Blackpool hotel

Yorkshire Street, Blackpool
Yorkshire Street, Blackpool
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​Firefighters​ tackled a blaze at an unoccupied hotel in Blackpool.

Crews were called to the building in Yorkshire Street, South Shore, at around 3.15am today.

A ceiling fan had burst into flames.

Officers using breathing apparatus tackled the blaze, which caused smoke damage and destroyed the fan.

An electrical fault is thought to have been the cause.