Fire crews from Padiham rescue casualty after ceiling collapses

Fire crews were called out to rescue one person after a ceiling collapsed on them at a property in Read last night.
Fire crews were called out to rescue one person after a ceiling collapsed on them at a property in Read last night.

Firefighters were called to a house in Read last night after a ceiling collapsed.

Two fire engines from Padiham and Hyndburn were called to Whalley Road and had to rescue one casualty who was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital.

Crews were at the scene of what they have described as a 'major entrapment' incident for half an hour after being called out at 8-45pm.