Probe follows fire in derelict hotel at North Shore

An investigation has been launched into the cause of a fire in a derelict hotel at North Shore on Saturday afternoon.

By Tony Durkin
Saturday, 15th August 2020, 9:39 pm
Smoke is seen billowing across North Promenade. Picture: Lewis Gislam
Smoke is seen billowing across North Promenade. Picture: Lewis Gislam

Four fire engines and an aerial ladder platform from Blackpool, South Shore, St Anne’s and Bispham attended the incident on King Edward Avenue

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Crews equipped with breathing apparatus used two jets, a ventilation unit and a thermal imaging camera to extinguish the fire.

The fire sent smoke billowing across North Promenade, where traffic was stopped for a time, as shown on this picture from reader Lewis Gislam, taken shortly before 5pm.

An eyewitness said there had been substantial damage to the first floor of the building.