Three fire engines called out to kitchen fire in Appley Bridge

Three fire engines were called out to a flat fire in Appley Bridge this afternoon.
Stoneygate Lane, Appley Bridge. Pic: GoogleStoneygate Lane, Appley Bridge. Pic: Google
Stoneygate Lane, Appley Bridge. Pic: Google

Firefighters said one casualty was treated in an ambulance at the scene, on Stoneygate Lane, off Appley Lane North, after the fire broke out just after 2.30pm today.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "One fire engine from Skelmersdale and two from Greater Manchester attended a fire in the kitchen of a ground floor flat on Stoneygate Lane in Appley Bridge.

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"Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used one hose reel and a ventilation unit to extinguish the fire.

"One casualty was treated by ambulance crews for smoke inhalation."