Fatal fire in Lancaster

Date: 26/02/2018

Time: 00:49:00

Address: Alder Grove, Lancaster

Incident Number: 1802008076

At 00:49hrs on Monday 26 February, two fire engines from Lancaster and one from Morecambe attended a fire in a property on Alder Grove in Lancaster. Tragically, an 85 year old man died in the fire. An investigation into the cause has been undertaken working with Lancashire Constabulary and found that the fire was accidental.

Group Manager Mark Hutton, Community Protection Manager for North Lancashire at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Although fire crews made a rapid attendance and mounted swift firefighting operations, tragically this fire has resulted in loss of life and our condolences go to friends, family and all those more widely involved.

“I’d like to encourage everyone in our communities to reflect and consider their home fire safety arrangements. If you are concerned about fire safety, either for yourself or a friend or neighbour, please visit our website or call 0800 169 1125 for information about our Home Fire Safety Advice service.”