Fire crewed rush to flat fire after 999 caller reported someone trapped inside

Three crews rushed to a flat fire after fears someone was trapped inside.

Saturday, 15th July 2017, 10:59 am
Updated Tuesday, 18th July 2017, 8:46 am
Flat fire in Blackpool

Two fire engines from Blackpool and one from South Shore made their way to Park Road in Blackpool when the 999 call came in at around 7.20pm

When the crews arrived they found no-one to be trapped inside and no-one had been injured.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "The fire badly damaged the lounge and bedroom in the flat

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Flat fire in Blackpool

"We went in put out the fire and although an investigation is still ongoing into the cause, it looks likely to be cooking related."

Scott Middleton says he was near the flat when it was on fire.

He said: "I went in before the fire brigade arrived I got 13 people out of there including three in the flat next door to them. The fire alarm failed when I broke it on the ground floor.

Flat fire in Blackpool