Man taken to hospital after being rescued from flat fire in Central Drive

A man has been rescued from a fire in a second-floor flat in Blackpool.

Friday, 20th December 2019, 12:03 pm
Updated Friday, 20th December 2019, 12:12 pm

Three fire engines from Blackpool and South Shore were mobilised after reports of a man trapped inside a flat in Central Drive shortly after midnight (December 20).

Firefighters rescued the man through a window facing Central Drive, opposite the George Hotel, before extinguishing the fire.

The man was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

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Firefighters rescued a man from a fire in a second-floor flat in Central Drive at shortly after midnight (December 20). Pic: Google

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said an investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of the fire.

Police had to close a stretch of Central Drive, between Princess Street and Belmont Avenue, whilst fire and ambulance crews attended.

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"Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus rescued one casualty from the property who was taken to hospital by ambulance, and used two hose reels and a ventilation unit to extinguish the fire.

"An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway."