Person rescued from blazing flat by firefighters in Blackpool

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Firefighters rescued a person from a blazing flat in Blackpool this evening.


Three crews from Blackpool and South shore attended the incident in Reads Avenue at around 5:45pm.

The casualty was given first aid, including oxygen, by firefighters before being attended to by paramedics.

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Read Avenue, Blackpool.

Read Avenue, Blackpool.

A fire brigade spokesperson said: “Three fire engines attended a domestic building fire on Read Avenue, Blackpool.

“The incident involved a ground-floor flat. One casualty was rescued from the property before receiving first aid from fire service personnel.

“Firefighters used two hose reels, four breathing apparatus, a positive pressure ventilation unit, a first aid kit, and oxygen therapy at this incident.”

The condition of the casualty is not known.