Person rescued as crews spend four hours tackling early morning house fire

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Stagshill Road, Newchurch
Stagshill Road, Newchurch

Firefighters led a person to safety after a house went up in flames in the early hours of the morning.

Three fire engines from Bacup, Rawtenstall and Haslingden were called to a property on Staghills Road in Newchurch, just after 1am today (August 17).

Crews spent four hours at the fire, using breathing apparatus, two hose reels, a ventilation unit and a gas monitor to extinguish the blaze.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: “Three fire engines from Bacup, Rawtenstall and Haslingden attended a fire in a domestic property on Staghills road in Newchurch, Rossendale.

“Firefighters led one person to safety and extinguished the fire using six breathing apparatus, two hose reels, one ventilation unit and a gas monitor.

“Crews were detained for over four hours.”