The fire broke out at a residential property on Gorse Avenue, off Ingleway, shortly after 9am today, July 30.
One witness warned other residents online: “Massive house fire on Gorse Avenue, hope everyone involved is OK, close your windows if you’re in the area and stay clear of the area.”
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Firefighters used two jets and one hose reel to bring the fire under control, and the casualty was saved from the burning building.
Two fire engines and the aerial ladder platform remained at the scene as of 12.10pm, with the street being closed to traffic and pedestrians at both ends. Lancashire police and the North West ambulance service are also in attendance.