Address: Buncer Lane, Blackburn
Incident Number: 1903000674
Five fire engines and crews from Blackburn (2), Darwen, Hyndburn (2) and an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) and crew from Hyndburn were assigned to a fire in a large detached house. The initial 999 call reported that someone may be trapped inside and the resources sent were necessary given the size of the property to carry out searches and rescues if necessary. In fact no-one was at home when the fire started and firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used two hosereel jets and the ALP for access to extinguish the fire, the cause of which is to be established.