Three people rescued from fire

Eastbank Road, St Annes
Eastbank Road, St Annes
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Three people have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out in a St Annes block of flats.

Eighteen firefighters from across the Fylde coast were drafted in to tackle the blaze at the three storey building, on Eastbank Road, around 11.45pm yesterday.

The three people - a man and two women - were taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

A firefighter also needed hospital treatment for burns on his hand.

Six pumps, two hose reels, a triple extension ladder and breathing apparatus were all used to tackle the ground floor blaze.

Three flats - two on the first floor and one on the second- were damaged by smoke, while the building’s hallway was hit by the fire.