Fire crews called to resort hotel after 999 call

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Firefighters dealt with a fascia board at The Gynway hotel in Dickson Road, North Shore, which became loose during high winds shortly after 9am today.

The board was deemed a hazard because it was hanging precariously over the pavement, so an aerial ladder platform was used to make it safe, a spokesman said.

Crews were also called to a house in Westmorland Avenue, central Blackpool, at around 9.25am, after neighbours smelled smoke.

Firefighters forced their way inside before tackling a fire to electric cables in the kitchen.

Nobody was home at the time, and crews had to use a jet to put out the flames. A fan was then used to extract the smoke.