Fire breaks out at DWP office in Blackpool


Firefighters from South Shore and Blackpool stations were called to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) building in Peel Park, Marton, after a fire broke out in an electrical intake room at 7.25pm yesterday.

Nobody was hurt, but the building suffered some smoke damage, a spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said.

A spokesman for the DWP said: “We have contingency places in plan, and any staff who would normally work in that part of the building are working from other sites.”