Emergency services are continuing to deal with a fire in Penrith, and have evacuated nearby properties.
Police were called at 9:47am today (12th November) to a serious fire at a flat in Lonsdale Court, Pategill, Penrith.
The adjoining flats to the fire, including sheltered accommodation for older people, have now been evacuated.
Those from the sheltered accommodation have been relocated temporarily to Penrith Leisure Centre.
Emergency services are now busy ensuring all occupants are accounted for, and contacting next of kin.
People are urged to avoid the area at this time.