Burnley firefighters race to scene of flat blaze after one person evacuated

One person had to be evacuated from a first floor flat in Padiham after a fire broke out last night.

Two fire engines, from Burnley and Padiham, were called to the blaze in Burnley Road at 8-15pm.

The occupant was evacuated from the premises before the arrival of firefighters who used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a positive ventilation fan to extinguish the fire.

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They were at the scene for two hours.

One person was evacuated from a first floor flat in Padiham after a fire broke out last night.