Garage roof collapses

Walpole Avenue, Blackpool
Walpole Avenue, Blackpool
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Firefighters were called to a collapsed garage roof in Blackpool this afternoon.

The incident happened at a property on Walpole Avenue, South Shore, at around 1pm.

Fire crews from both St Annes and Chorley fire stations attended.

Crew manager Gerard Burke, of St Annes fire station, said: “The roof came in on a garage. The next door neighbour heard it.”

He said the concrete garage was empty at the time and that there was no-one in the semi-detached house.

“When we got there it was literally on the floor,” he added.

“We were there for over an hour just making it safe.”