Road closed as crews fight fire

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Fire fighters were called to deal with a “substantial” blaze at a home in Blackpool.

Emergency services were called to a fire in the lounge of a home on Beaufort Avenue, Bispham, shortly before 10.30am this morning.

Crews from Bispham and Forest Gate fire stations battled the blaze which Lancashire Fire and Rescue said was “relatively substantial”.

The road was closed, close to the junction with Red Bank Road, while crews worked at the scene.

One casualty was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.