Address: Promenade, Blackpool
Incident Number: 1712007567
Four fire engines and crews (2 Blackpool, South Shore and St Annes) responded to a report of a fire in a sea-front hotel in which it was feared someone may still be inside. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus conducted searches but no people were in fact still in the building, although a dog had died, sadly. Four people suffering the effects of breathing smoke were taken to hospital by ambulance. The fire was in a first floor bedroom in the four-storey building and firefighters used two hosereel jets to extinguish it. It is believed to have been started deliberately. Police were notified of the suspected arson.