Domestic Building Fire in Rishton

Date: 13/08/2019

Time: 21:48:00

Address: Hermitage Street, Rishton

Incident Number: 190800473.

Fire crews from Hyndburn and Blackburn were called to reports of a fire at a domestic property on Hermitage Street, Rishton. The fire involved a flat and it was unclear if there may have been people still inside the building, however all persons were accounted for and firefighters extinguished the fire using four breathing apparatus, three hose reels and ventilation unit. Crews also used a thermal imaging camera, two 10.5m ladders, and a gas monitor. Utilities were requested to isolate the external gas and electrics to the affected property. A fire investigation has begun and will be continuing this morning (14th August). Firefighters are currently still in attendance