‘Persons reported’ fire at domestic premises in Preston

Date: 14/06/2018

Time: 03:33:00

Address: Aughton Walk, Preston

Incident Number: 1806005256

Four fire engines and crews (two from Preston, one from Penwortham and one from Bamber Bridge) responded to a fire involving a ground floor and first floor flat. The 999 call reported that someone might be trapped in the fire but no-one was. Lancashire Police reported on social media that officers had already rescued a number of residents.  Ambulance paramedics took a woman suffering from the effects of breathing smoke to hospital. Firefighters used hosereel jets to extinguish the fire and portable fan units to extract the smoke and heat. The cause of the fire is to be established.