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Passer-by helps six people escape Accrington house fire

Firefighters are investigating the cause of the Ormerod Street blaze

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House fire on Ormerod Street in Accrington on August 30, 2018. Picture taken by Scouse Ashlee Ox.

Six people escaped a house bedroom fire with the help of a passer-by.

Firefighters from Hyndburn and Blackburn were called to Ormerod Street in Accrington at around 4.15pm on Thursday, August 30.

One person was taken to hospital with smoke inhalation and an investigation has been launched into the cause of the blaze.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “It was reported in the 999 call that someone may be trapped.

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“In fact six people had already got out of the house with the help of a passer-by before firefighters arrived.

“One of the six was taken to hospital by ambulance, suffering from the effects of breathing smoke.

“Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used a hosereel jet to extinguish a fire in a first floor bedroom. The cause of the fire is to be established.”

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