House fire , Walkden
The fire at a property in Lakeside Avenue is now out and crews remain on the scene to ventilate the property. Two of the three self-rescued casualties have been taken to hospital by the ambulance service and have been treated for smoke inhalation.
One casualty who jumped from a first floor window to escape the flames has suffered a broken ankle.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.
AT 23.21 three fire engines from Bolton Central and Farnworth were called to a house fire in Lakeside Avenue, Walkden.
Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are currently extinguishing the fire involving the ground floor and first floor of a semi-detached property using three hose reels and one jet.
Three people were self-rescued prior to the arrival of the fire service. Crews are also monitoring neighbouring properties to ensure there is no fire spread.
Article Published: 19/12/2018 11:37 AM