Fears person was trapped in house fire

Firefighters believed somebody was trapped inside the house.
Firefighters believed somebody was trapped inside the house.

Fire crews raced to a house in Burnley last night after a 999 caller feared somebody was trapped inside.

Two crews from Burnley and one from Nelson arrived at the property in Lydgate at 6-15pm.

Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus quickly established that nobody was inside and located the source of the fire as food that had been left in the oven.

The fire had not spread and crews used a portable fan to extract the smoke from the property.