Police investigate shop fire in Kirkham town centre

A police investigation is under way after a shop fire in Kirkham town centre yesterday evening (Monday, April 26).

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 10:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 10:42 am

Fire crews from Wesham, Lytham and Blackpool tackled the fire in Poulton Street at 9.30pm, where the wooden fascia of a shop had caught fire.

Crews were at the scene for around two hours and brought the fire under control using hose reels and a triple extension ladder.

After extinguishing the fire and making the scene safe, firefighters reported their concerns about what caused the fire to police.

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The fire involved the wooden fascia of a shop in Poulton Street, Kirkham at around 9.30pm last night (Monday, April 26). Pic: Google
The fire involved the wooden fascia of a shop in Poulton Street, Kirkham at around 9.30pm last night (Monday, April 26). Pic: Google

Lancashire Police confirmed that it is investigating the fire, which is being treated as suspicious.

A fire service spokesman said: "Wesham, Lytham, South Shore and Blackpool fire crews attended a fire on Poulton Street in Kirkham.

"The fire involved a wooden fascia of a commercial premises. Crews quickly brought the fire under control using a hose reel and triple extension ladder.

"Crews also used breathing apparatus and a fan to clear smoke and make the scene safe.

"The cause of the fire is now under a joint investigation alongside Lancashire Police. Firefighters were in attendance around two hours."