Block of flats on fire in Blackpool

Date: 16/07/2020

Time: 15:34:00

Address: Talbot Road, Blackpool

Incident Number: 2007004988

Six fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were called to a fire involving the roof of a five storey block of flats approximately 30m by 15m, on Talbot Road, Blackpool. A full evacuation of the property was undertaken by firefighters whilst the fire was being extinguished. The fire was located on the roof of the property and firefighters were using two hoses, the aerial ladder platform (ALP) and some small tools.

The fire has been brought under control but firefighters are continuing to damp down and ensure that the property is safe. No injuries have been reported and an investigation is underway.

18:00hrs – The number of fire engines in attendance has been reduced to two and an ALP. Crews are continuing to monitor hotspots and damp down at the incident.