Fire crews search burning flat

Orchard Road
Orchard Road

Firefighters searched a burning a flat when it was feared people were trapped inside.

Crews from St Annes, South Shore and Fleetwood all attended the blaze at a property in Orchard Road at around 5pm on Saturday.

It was suspected a person might be trapped inside the kitchen.

A search revealed all occupants had safelty been evacuated.

There were no casualties and firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used a hosereel jet to put the fire out and a portable fan unit to extract the smoke and heat.

The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed.