Address: Westwood Street, Accrington
Incident Number: 2003007532
Fire crews from Hyndburn, Great Harwood and Blackburn, alongside the Aerial Ladder Platform from Hyndburn and the aerial support unit were called to a fire involving a domestic property on Westwood Street, Accrington. On arrival firefighters found flames coming from the roof of the property. They tackled the fire using breathing apparatus and a hose reel as well as the aerial ladder platform from above. The fire involved the first floor and roof space of the property and there was one casualty reported to be suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation. Crews used thermal imaging cameras and the aerial support unit to assess the scene for any sign of fire spread to adjacent properties and look for hotspots. The number of fire engines at the scene was reduced at approximately 01:00hrs however fire crews remain in attendance carrying out periodic checks of the property and those either side.