Blackpool fire sends black smoke billowing into the sky

Thick smoke billowed into the sky this morning after an outbuilding fire spread to a kitchen at a house in Primrose Avenue, South Shore
Thick smoke billowed into the sky this morning after an outbuilding fire spread to a kitchen at a house in Primrose Avenue, South Shore
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A fire in a wooden lean-to at the side of a house in South Shore spread to the kitchen this morning.

Thick black smoke could be seen billowing into the dreary morning sky as firefighters doused the flames, in Primrose Avenue, with water jets.

Two fire engines - one each from Blackpool and St Annes - were called at 10.14am, a spokeswoman for the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said.

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A video taken at the scene showed firefighters wearing breathing masks dampening down the badly damaged extension - with the usual red brickwork of the semi-detached house left a charred black.

Nobody was hurt, it was confirmed, though there was no news of the fire's cause.

The road was temporarily blocked to traffic.

The fire was put out by 11am.