Fire crews tackle Blackpool bakery fire

A bakery caught fire in Blackpool yesterday (Monday, May 3), triggering an emergency response from the resort's fire crews.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 8:31 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 10:44 am

Fire engines from Blackpool South Shore and Bispham stations rushed to Laine's Bakery, at the junction of Church Street and Oxford Road, at around 7.50pm.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire which started after the bakery's oven caught fire.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Fire engines from Blackpool, South Shore and Bispham rushed to Laine's Bakery, at the junction of Church Street and Oxford Road, after its oven caught fire at around 7.50pm yesterday (Monday, May 3). Picture by Steven King

Pictures from the scene show flames engulfing the extractor fan at the rear of the bakery, where firefighters climbed onto the roof of a first floor extension to tackle it.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Four fire engines from Blackpool, South Shore and Bispham were called to a fire involving a commercial oven at a property on Church Street, Blackpool.

"Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire.

"No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation."

The fire service said the incident involved an oven inside the bakery's kitchen which caught fire at around 7.50pm last night (Monday, May 3). Picture by Steven King

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Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Picture by Steven King
Fire crews tackle the fire which broke out at Laine's Bakery, at the junction of Church Street and Oxford Road, at around 7.50pm on Monday (May 3). Picture by Steven King