Dog rescued after Darwen fire spread to three properties

A dog was rescued by firefighters after a shed fire spread to three nearby properties.

Two crews from Blackburn and an aerial ladder platform from Hyndburn were called to Wisteria Drive in Lower Darwen at 4:30 p.m. today (June 18).

Residents said they saw the blaze from several miles away with large plumes of smoke rising into the sky.

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The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze involved an outhouse that was spreading to three nearby properties.

They used four breathing apparatuses, two main jets and a ventilation unit to contain the fire and two thermal cameras to monitor the spread of the fire.

A dog was also rescued in the incident.

The firefighters are still on site tonight.

An LFRS spokesperson said: “Firefighters battled a fire at a domestic property on Wisteria Drive in Lower Darwen.

“Two teams initially responded from Blackburn and support was requested for the Hyndburn aerial ladder platform. The fire involved a hangar that was spreading to three adjacent properties.

“The teams set out to control the blaze using four breathing apparatuses, two main jets, a ventilation unit and two thermal cameras to monitor the spread of the fire.

“A dog was rescued by firefighters, who are still working to put out the blaze.”

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