Pensioner rescued from South Shore blaze

Fire crews were called to the incident
Fire crews were called to the incident

A 74-year-old man was rescued by firefighters and taken to hospital suffering from burns after a blaze broke out at a house in South Shore.

Crews from Blackpool. St Annes and South Shore stations were called to the incident in a ground floor bedroom at the property in Abbey Road on Friday evening.

They used four breathing apparatus and a hose reel to tackle the fire.

A brigade spokesman said the cause was being investigated.