Massive fire in South Shore

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FIREFIGHTERS from across Lancashire were called in to tackle a blaze in Station Road, Blackpool.

Eight pumps were sent to tackle the blaze in the basement of the building.

Scene of fire at Station Road, Blackpool

Scene of fire at Station Road, Blackpool

Firefighters were called at 8:25am on Friday after reports of smoking pouring out of a top floor flat.

There were fears that a number of people were inside the building, which is split into flats.

However, Lancashire Fire & Rescue confirmed that the building was empty after a full search.

Station Road, between Lytham Road and Bond Street was closed and was expected to re-open later today.