Barrow house blaze: woman is missing

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Firefighters are still searching for a missing woman in a property that caught fire in the early hours of this morning.

A senior fire officer on site at the property opposite Clitheroe Golf Club confirmed one person remained unaccounted for and specialist teams were now searching the property.

Firefighters and police were called to Whalley Road, Barrow, at 5-20 am this morning after reports of a blaze.

A man, who managed to escape the property, was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation.

Police are still controlling traffic past the Whalley Road property.

Staff from Clitheroe Golf Club are providing warm drinks for members of the emergency services at the scene.

House fire at Whalley Road, Barrow, opposite Clitheroe Golf Club, on March 3rd 2015

House fire at Whalley Road, Barrow, opposite Clitheroe Golf Club, on March 3rd 2015