A blaze in Barrow has been called a ‘major incident’ after taking hold in a row of terraced houses. The incident which was first reported around 5pm this evening (Thursday), was called a ‘multi-agency response’ by the fire service.
A property fire on Salthouse Road in Barrow was reported earlier, with nine fire engines being sent to the scene. The size of the blaze meant specialist units from Cumbria and Lancashire were also dispatched.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service tweeted a short thread about the incident, and what they have been doing there. They said that their top priority is the ‘safety and well-being of those affected”.
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They have not stated if there are any injuries. They are still on the scene as of 9.30pm this evening (June 22).
On social media, they said: “Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service confirms that a property fire on Salthouse Road in Barrow-in-Furness has been declared a major incident, necessitating a multi-agency response. The safety and well-being of those affected remains our top priority.
“At around 5pm. on June 22nd, 9 fire engines and a number of specialist units from Cumbria and Lancashire were dispatched to Salthouse Road in response to reports of a large fire at a residential property. Teams worked tirelessly to contain the fire, which was affecting a row of terraced properties, and to ensure the safety of nearby residents.
“Their quick and efficient actions have significantly helped to alleviate the situation. While the cause of the fire is being investigated, we urge the community to remain vigilant and prioritise fire safety measures.
“It is critical to keep smoke detectors in working order, fire extinguishers easily accessible, and evacuation plans reviewed and practised on a regular basis. Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.”
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