These are the incidents Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service crews have tackled this week - Monday, February 28 to Friday, March 4, 2022

Here is the latest round-up of incidents that crews from the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have tackled this week.

By Sean Gleaves
Thursday, 3rd March 2022, 5:36 pm

We will update this story each day with the latest from the fire service:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28

- Commercial building fire in Preston

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Four fire engines from Preston, Fulwood, and Penwortham attended a commercial building fire in Inglewhite Road at around 9.15am.

The incident involved a tumble dryer inside a commercial property.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, and one positive pressure ventilation unit to extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported.

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Crews were in attendance for approximately 25 minutes.

- Firefighters rescue cat stuck up '30ft tree' in Blackburn

One fire engine from Blackburn attended an animal rescue in Parsonage Road at around 12.45pm.

The incident involved a cat that was stuck up a 30ft tree.

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Firefighters used a triple extension ladder and worked with the RSPCA to rescue the animal.

They were in attendance for approximately 15 minutes.

- Firefighters tackle chemical fire in Preston

Four fire engines from Preston, Fulwood, and Penwortham attended a commercial building fire in Chain Caul Way at around 4.05pm.

The incident involved chemicals that were well alight when crews arrived.

Firefighters used one hose reel, one jet, and approximately 20 litres of foam to extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported.

Crews were in attendance for approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

- Road traffic collision in Up Holland

Two fire engines from Skelmersdale and Wigan attended a road traffic collision in School Lane at around 9.25pm.

The incident involved two vehicles.

Firefighters used a hearth kit and worked to make the scene safe.

Six casualties were assessed by paramedics.

Crews remained in attendance for 50 minutes.

- Derelict building fire in Preston

Four fire engines from Fulwood, Bamber Bridge, Penwortham, and Preston, together with an aerial ladder platform and support vehicle from Preston, attended a derelict building fire in Lytham Road at around 11.50pm.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported.

Crews remained in attendance for three hours.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

- Commercial building fire in Blackpool

Four fire engines from Blackpool, South Shore, and Bispham attended a commercial building fire in Vance Road at around 7.25am.

The incident involved the first floor of a commercial property.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the flames.

One casualty received oxygen therapy after suffering suspected smoke inhalation, before being placed in the care of paramedics.

Two other casualties were also led to safety.

- Vehicle fire on M55 eastbound

Three fire engines from Wesham, South Shore, and Fulwood attended a vehicle fire between junctions 3 (Wesham) and 1 (Broughton) at around midday.

The incident involved a flatbed truck that was well alight on the hard shoulder when firefighters arrived.

Crews used two breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the flames.

They were in attendance for half an hour.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

- Domestic building fire in Blackpool

Three fire engines from Blackpool and South Shore attended a domestic building fire in Osborne Road at around 12.10am.

The fire involved a first floor flat inside a domestic property.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels, a thermal imaging camera, and a positive pressure ventilation unit to extinguish the flames.

One casualty received treatment for suspected smoke inhalation.

Crews remained in attendance for two hours.

- Vehicle fire in Blackpool

One fire engine from St Annes attended a vehicle fire in Squires Gate Lane at around 1.25am.

The incident involved two vehicles that were alight on the roadway when the crew arrived.

Firefighters used two hose reels to extinguish the flames.

They were in attendance for an hour.

- Domestic building fire in Blackpool

Two fire engines from Blackpool attended a domestic building fire in Elizabeth Street at around 12.45am.

The fire involved a cupboard inside a domestic property.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation unit to extinguish the flames.

They were in attendance for approximately 45 minutes.

- Domestic building fire in Chorley

Two fire engines from Chorley attended a domestic building fire in Geoffrey Street at around 5.25pm.

The incident involved a kitchen of a domestic property.

Firefighters used one hose reel and one positive pressure ventilation unit to extinguish the flames.

They were in attendance for an hour and ten minutes.

- Fire in the open in Fleetwood

Two fire engines from Fleetwood attended a fire in the open in Copse Road at around 8.30pm.

The fire involved a quantity of garden waste.

Firefighters used one hose reel to extinguish the flames.

They were in attendance for approximately ten minutes.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

- Domestic building fire in Blackpool

Three fire engines from Blackpool and South Shore attended a domestic building fire in Newcastle Avenue at around 3.25am.

The fire involved a ground-floor flat inside a domestic property.

Two casualties were rescued by firefighters and received oxygen therapy before being conveyed to the hospital by paramedics.

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels, two positive pressure ventilation units, and a trauma pack to extinguish the flames.

- Commercial building fire in Bacup

Five fire engines from Rawtenstall, Burnley, and Hyndburn, together with an aerial ladder appliance from Hyndburn, attended a commercial building fire in Burnley Road at around 10.05am.

The incident involved a 1.5m squared section of the roof of a commercial property.

Firefighters used dry powder, a triple extension ladder, an Aqualeida backpack, a thermal imaging camera, and a ceiling hook to extinguish the flames.

No injuries were reported.

Crews were in attendance for approximately two and a half hours.

- Woman rescued from vehicle before being taken to hospital after car crash in Bispham

Two fire engines and an ambulance attended the two-vehicle collision in Queens Promenade at approximately 12.20pm on Thursday (March 3).

Firefighters from South Shore and Bispham released one casualty from their vehicle using Holmatro cutters before placing them into the care of paramedics.

A woman was taken to hospital for treatment, North West Ambulance Service confirmed.

Emergency services were at the scene for approximately one and a half hours.

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