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Firefighters tackle Carlisle flat blaze

At 7:31pm yesterday, Thursday 21 February two fire engines, one each from Carlisle East and Carlisle West, were mobilised to a report of a flat fire on Chatsworth Square in Carlisle.

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “On arrival, firefighters requested assistance from two further fire engines. One each from Brampton and Longtown were mobilised.

“The fire involving a first floor flat was well alight and four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets and a thermal imaging camera to fight the fire.

“After the fire was extinguished, two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear smoke and salvage operations commenced on the ground floor.

“Crews were on scene for over three hours.”

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