Fire crews tackle blaze in roof of terraced house

More than 20 firefighters were called to tackle a blaze in the roof of a terraced house in Leyland this afternoon.

Friday, 3rd June 2016, 1:27 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd June 2016, 3:28 pm
Roof fire in Somerset Road, Leyland

Four fire engines and an aerial ladder platform attended the blaze in Somerset Road.

The alarm was raised around 1.25pm by an eye-witness reporting the building on fire.

A fire brigade spokesman said: “We sent four fire engines and an ALP to the scene. The fire involved a terraced property and the fire was in the roof space.

“There was a lot of smoke. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus gained entry to the property with a hose reel.

“At this stage there is nothing to suggest what caused the fire and we have no reports of anyone being in the property or anyone rescued.”