‘Person reported’ fire in tower block, Preston

Date: 16/11/2018

Time: 03:31:00

Address: Sundown Court, Avenham Lane, Preston

Incident Number: 1811006301

The fire was in a flat on the 9th floor of the 17-storey building. A man was still inside the flat and a response of five fire engines and crews (2 Preston, 2 Bamber Bridge, 1 Penwortham) and an Aerial Ladder Platform (Preston) was assigned. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus rescued the occupant of the flat, who was conscious and breathing, suffering the effects of breathing smoke. He was attended to by ambulance paramedics. There were no other casualties. Firefighters extinguished the fire using a main jet. The cause of the fire is under investigation.