Flat Fire, Newton Le Willows


Location: Newton Le Willows

Fire crews were called to a fire in a flat at sheltered accommodation on Sturgess Street, Newton Le Willows, last night.

Crews were alerted at 6.53PM and on scene at 6.57PM, with 3 fire engines in attendance.

Crews arrived to find a ground floor flat involved in a fire, with one person unaccounted, for and entered the property under rapid deployment with 4 firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and fighting fire with hose reel jets. 

Firefighters rescued one occupant quickly and immediately requested the urgent attendance of North West Ambulance Service (NWAS). Fire crews administered oxygen to the casualty who was conscious and breathing. NWAS colleagues arrived quickly and began to treat the casualty.

The fire was extinguished by 7.13PM and firefighters, still wearing breathing apparatus, began to ventilate the property, a further two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were committed to the flat immediately above to assess for any fire damage or spread. 

The casualty was taken to hospital for further checks as a precaution.