’Person reported’ fire at a flat in Accrington

Date: 15/04/2018

Time: 19:47:00

Address: St Leger Court, Accrington

Incident Number: 1804004338

A 999 call reporting that someone might be trapped inside a flat on fire prompted a response of three fire engines and crews (two from Hyndburn, one from Blackburn). The fire was in the entrance hall to a first floor flat and firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus rescued a man and extinguished the fire using a hosereel jet. Ambulance paramedics attended to the casualty. A guinea pig was also rescued. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.