Firefighters spent five hours dealing with a hay blaze in a Lytham barn on Saturday.
A hundred bales were alight and the incident in Watchwood Drive meant the crew missed being part of the Lytham Club Day procession – and a rather unusual look for one member of their retained ranks, who was midway through a haircut when the callout came.
“It was another one for the ‘worst time to get called out’,” a colleague posted on social media, adding: “Start of a new trend?”
Lytham Club Day officials said on the event’s Facebook site: “We are very sorry that the Lytham firefighters missed the parade – this was the first time in many years they couldn’t attend.
“Here’s to next year Lytham firefighters – we missed you and we thank you for your service to our town.”
Two fire engines from St Annes joined one from Lytham in attending the blaze.
Three breathing apparatus, two jets, two hose reels, two thermal imaging cameras, dry powder extinguisher and a triple extension ladder were used to extinguish the fire. There were no casualties.