Fire deaths rise over festive holidays

Fire engine
Fire engine

People across the Fylde coast are being urged to keep festive fires and injuries at their record low levels.

During the last three years nearly half of the fire deaths in Lancashire have occurred during a three week period at the end of December and early January.

More than 90 per cent of people losing their lives at this time of year are older people living alone with no working smoke alarm.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service will be holding a fire saefty roadshow next Saturday to offer advice.

Fleetwood firefighters will be at Asda, on Back Cop Lane, from 9.30am, while South Shore firefighters will be at Lidl, on Bloomfield Road, in South shore, from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny said: “If you have an older relative, friend or neighbour, please check that they have a working smoke alarm.”

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