Large emergency service presence at scene of flat fire in North East town

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Emergency services were on the scene after receiving reports of a fire in a North East residential area today (March 28) Credit: CHRISTOPHER IAN MCPHERSON <i>(Image: Christopher Ian Mcpherson)</i>
Emergency services were on the scene after receiving reports of a fire in a North East residential area today (March 28) Credit: CHRISTOPHER IAN MCPHERSON (Image: Christopher Ian Mcpherson)

Emergency services were on the scene of a fire in a North East residential area today (March 28).

Cleveland Fire Brigade (CFB) were called to Lansdowne Road, in Middlesbrough, after receiving reports of a flat fire at around 5:20pm.

A spokesperson for Middlesbrough Community Fire Station said seven appliances had responded to the incident at a flat on the street.

Meanwhile, a Cleveland Fire Brigade spokesperson confirmed there had been no injuries as a result of the incident and that the fire had been quickly extinguished.

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In a statement, a CFB spokesperson said: "There is a large emergency service presence at Lansdowne Road in Middlesbrough following a fire.

"No fatalities were involved and the fire has now been extinguished due to the swift actions of our crews."

In a further statement later that day, a CFB spokesperson said: "Cleveland Fire Brigade received a number of calls this evening to inform us of a flat that was on fire on Lansdowne Road in Middlesbrough.

"We dispatched 3 fire engines to the incident. On arrival the incident commander requested a further 4 fire engines due to the severity of the fire.

"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus quickly extinguished the fire and searched the property to ensure there was no casualties.

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"We are currently working with colleagues from Cleveland Police to investigate the cause of the fire. We can confirm there was no casualties but would like to use the incident to highlight the importance of having working smoke alarms fitted.

"If you would like our crews to come and provide some home fire safety advice and fit smoke alarms free of charge, please contact Cleveland Fire Brigade."

An NEAS spokesperson said: "We were called to 5.30pm this evening to reports of a fire in Lansdowne Road in Middlesbrough.

"We dispatched one crew from our Hazardous Area Response Team, a clinical team leader and an ambulance crew, but were stood down on scene by the fire service."

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An NEAS spokesperson said: "We were called to 5.30pm this evening to reports of a fire in Lansdowne Road in Middlesbrough.

"We dispatched one crew from our Hazardous Area Response Team, a clinical team leader and an ambulance crew, but were stood down on scene by the fire service."

This comes after there were reports of a large emergency service presence in the Lansdowne Road and Roseberry Road area.

The Northern Echo have contacted Cleveland Police for more information on the incident.