Address: Springfield Street, Morecambe
Incident Number: 1910003009
At 14:42 ten fire engines from Morecambe, Lancaster, Bolton-le-Sands, Carnforth, Silverdale, Garstang, Fulwood and fire engines from Cumbria attended a fire in a commercial building on Springfield Street, Morecambe. The property is two storeys in height and measures approximately 15m x 30m. The fire was on the ground floor and firefighters are using six breathing apparatus, three thermal imaging cameras, one jet, four hose reels and three ventilation fans.
15:07 two casualties have been rescued by firefighters and have been rescued by North West Ambulance Service.
There are road closures currently in place and we are asking people to avoid the area at this time to allow firefighting operations to progress.
UPDATE 17:29 firefighters are still at the scene however the number of fire engines at the scene has been reduced to four
UPDATE 18:28 firefighters will remain at the scene overnight
Update:20:30hrs Statement released by Lancashire Constabulary
AN INVESTIGATION is underway after two people died following a fire in Morecambe.
Emergency services were called to a report of a fire at the Gordon Working Men’s Club on Springfield Street at about 3.50pm today (Wednesday, October 9th)
Two men were rescued from the building by firefighters but sadly died a short time later. We are in the process of contacting their next of kin.
A joint investigation into the cause of the blaze is now underway between police and Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.
Insp Abi Finch Hall, of West CID, said: “This incident has sadly resulted in the deaths of two men and our thoughts are with their families and friends at this time.
“Together with our colleagues at the fire service we are now in the process of trying to establish the cause of the fire and those enquiries are on-going.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their understanding and support while we and our partners from the fire service and ambulance service dealt with this tragic incident and to ask for anyone with information to get in touch with us.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0803 of today (Wednesday, Oct 9th)