Address: Kirkby Avenue, Clayton-le-Woods
Incident Number: 2110004953
Eight fire engines, the urban search and rescue team, an aerial ladder platform and the air support unit were called to a suspected explosion involving a house on Kirkby Avenue in Clayton-le-Woods.
Colleagues from Lancashire Police and North West Ambulance Service were also in attendance.
A number of neighbouring properties have been evacuated and a safety cordon has been established.
Road closures are also in place and people are advised to avoid the area.
Update on 17 October – Unfortunately, one man was found dead at the scene by firefighters. Over the course of the weekend, firefighters have been working alongside the police to begin the investigation, carry out further searches of the property and make the scene safe.