Commercial building fire in Darwen

Date: 07/08/2020

Time: 14:15:00

Address: Kay Street, Darwen

Incident Number: 2008002182

UPDATE 18:00 – Firefighting is ongoing at this incident with assistance from a stinger appliance and the air support unit. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus are using multiple hose reels, jets and a ventilation fan to tackle the fire. The smoke plume has reduced now however we’re still advising locals nearby to keep windows and doors closed at this time.

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Firefighters from Darwen were called to reports of a fire involving a commercial premises on Kay Street, Darwen. On arrival they found the fire involved a multi-occupancy building which was well alight and smoke logged. Four firefighters began tackling the fire using breathing apparatus, hose reels and a ventilation unit. The building is approximately 75m by 30m and two storey’s.

The incident response was quickly scaled up to 10 fire engines and an aerial ladder platform. Due to a large smoke plume in the area any residents living locally that are being affected by the smoke are advised to close their windows and doors as a precaution.