Domestic building fire in Blackpool

Date: 06/07/2022

Time: 00:50:00

Address: Hill Street, Blackpool

Incident Number: 2207001904

Update 16:40: A joint investigation is underway to establish the cause of the fire, it is currently not being treated as suspicious. Four casualties were taken to hospital and sadly one person died. Our thoughts are with their loved ones at this difficult time.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting log 0059 of July 6, 2022.

Update 10:00am: This incident has now been reduced to two fire engines with firefighters continuing to check the area for hotspots. A joint investigation into the cause of the fire will take place with Lancashire Police. Crews will remain in attendance for several hours.

At 00:50 on the 6th July 2022, six fire engines from Blackpool, Bispham, St Annes, Fulwood and South Shore  along with the drone team and the aerial ladder platform from Preston attended an incident on Hill Street, Blackpool. The incident involved a fire at a domestic property. Firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used two hose reels to bring the fire under control.

The incident has since been reduced to four fire engines and the aerial ladder platform. Firefighters are damping down and extinguishing any further hotspots. Five casualties were treated by North West Ambulance Service. Several neighboring properties have been evacuated. We are working with Lancashire Police, North West Ambulance Service and the local authority in a multi-agency response to this incident.

Please avoid the area. Hill Street is currently closed.