Address: Promenade, Blackpool
Confirmed: false alarm. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service was called to the Promenade, Blackpool today by concerned members of the public, due to a combination of factors that led them to believe there was a fire.
The area where the fire was suspected is generally inaccessible, therefore access to this area is difficult. A specialist rope rescue team gained access and confirmed that there was no fire. This incident was supported by the National Police Air Service, who used thermal imaging which provided further assurance (fire service drones were unable to fly due to the windy weather conditions).
We have 6 fire engines, the drone team and the rope rescue team currently in attendance at a fire on Promenade, Blackpool.
There may be significant disruption so please stay away from the area.
The drone team are in operation so please do not fly drones in the area as you may obstruct emergency operations.