‘Persons reported’ fire in Accrington

Date: 30/08/2018

Time: 16:13:00

Address: Ormerod Street, Accrington

Incident Number: 1808011123

Three fire engines and crews (two from Hyndburn, one from Blackburn) were assigned to a house fire at which it was reported in the 999 call that someone may be trapped. In fact six people had already got out of the house with the help of a passer-by before firefighters arrived. One of the six was taken to hospital by ambulance, suffering from the effects of breathing smoke. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used a hosereel jet to extinguish a fire in a first floor bedroom. The cause of the fire is to be established.