Fatal fire in Blackpool

Date: 14/09/2019

Time: 12:34:00

Address: Althorp Close, Blackpool

Incident Number: 1909004730

Three fire engines from South Shore, St Anne’s and Fleetwood attended a fire in a ground floor flat on Althorp Close in Blackpool. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used one hose reel and a ventilation unit to extinguish the fire. Tragically, a woman died in the fire and our thoughts are with her family at this very sad time. Working jointly with Lancashire Police it has been determined that the fire was not suspicious however investigations into the cause continue.

Local fire crews are providing reassurance in the community and fire safety advice is available here and via our Home Fire Safety Check Service, which can be accessed here or by calling 0800 169 1125.