Fire at a house in Blackpool

Date: 29/12/2018

Time: 04:47:00

Address: St Alban’s Road, Blackpool

Incident Number: 1812008151

Two fire engines and crews from Blackpool responded to a  999 call to a fire at a house on St Alban’s Road, Blackpool. On arrival firefighters were met outside the property by the three occupants, who said that they had managed to extinguish the fire themselves using pans of water. A man was suffering the effects of smoke inhalation and was conveyed to hospital by ambulance for a precautionary check. Two others in the household were uninjured. The fire had caused extensive damage to the front room contents and some smoke damage to the rest of the property.

The cause of the fire was found to be an unattended candle.

The occupants were woken by the smell of the smoke. The property did not have smoke detectors fitted and firefighters fitted smoke alarms before leaving.