Fire in Morecambe flat suspicious

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A fire which broke out in a flat is being treated as suspicious.

The fire service were called out at 10.15pm on January 16 and initially thought people were trapped in the property.

Two crews from Morecambe and one from Lancaster attended the scene at a house on Dallam Avenue in Morecambe.

A first floor flat was found to be heavily smoke logged, but all of the occupants had managed to escape prior to the fire crews arrival.

A spokesperson for the Fire Service said: “The fire is of a suspicious nature and is being thoroughly investigated by both the Police and specialist fire investigators.

“If anyone has any further details regarding this incident, contact Lancaster Police on 01524 63333, Morecambe Fire station on 01524 411590 or Crime stoppers, confidentially on 0800 555 111.

There were smoke detectors within the property and these operated, raising the alarm.

Should any household require a free home fire safety check, including the fitting of smoke detectors where required, please contact you local fire station. Morecambe contact number above, Lancaster contact number 01524 60193.