Fire-fighters tackle large house blaze at Barrow

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Firefighters from across the district spent around three hours fighting a blaze at a large detached house in Barrow in the early hours of this morning.

Five fire engines, including two crews from Clitheroe and one each from Hyndburn, Great Harwood and Padiham, responded to the call out at the Whalley Road property at 5-20 am.

It is believed that both floors of the two-storey large detached house were well alight with an aerial ladder platform and crew responding to the blaze.

It took firefighters three hours to extinguish the fire using three main water jets with police closing Whalley Road. An update in respect of any casualties relating to the incident is awaited.

The scene this morning at 9 am - fire crews and police remain outside the large detached house opposite Clitheroe Golf Club on Whalley Road which was ablaze at 5-20 am.

The scene this morning at 9 am - fire crews and police remain outside the large detached house opposite Clitheroe Golf Club on Whalley Road which was ablaze at 5-20 am.