An 87-year-old woman was forced to flee her home after someone set fire to a wheelie bin at the front door of her home in Little Hulton.
The fire spread to the house while the woman was still inside. A neighbour spotted the flames and she was able to escape unharmed. Police are investigating.
Police are investigating after a person was killed in a house fire in Leyland. Fire crews were called to Leyland Lane at 8.23pm on Sunday night.
Firefighters searched the terraced house for a person reported missing but they were unable to save them. Police and forensic teams are investigating.
Police have released more information after a fatal house fire in Blackburn. Officers say they understand the victim is 88 year old Christopher Proctor, though they have yet to formally identify him. He lived alone at the house on Pleckgate Road. A post mortem is being carried out.
A post mortem will take place later to determine the cause of death of a body found at the scene of a house fire on Pleckgate Road in Blackburn. Emergency services were called to the blaze in the early hours of yesterday. An investigation is now underway into the cause of the fire.
An investigation is underway after a fatal house fire in Blackburn. Emergency services were called to the bungalow on Pleckgate Road just before four o'clock this morning. Firefighters found a body inside, but police haven't yet confirmed the identity.
One person has died after a house fire in Blackburn. Fire crews were called to Pleckgate Road in the town shortly before three o'clock this morning. A joint police and fire service investigation has now been launched.
A large scale exercise is being held by Greater Manchester Fire Service at the Etihad Stadium. It's to test the response to a simulated blaze in the ground, with fans being played by volunteers. Its expected that up to 70 firefighters will take part.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has launched an online petition on its website against further potential budget cuts.
It comes ahead of the Government's funding announcement in December.
The service has had its budget cut by 12% over the last two years.