Fire rips through Nelson homes

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Fire rips through Nelson homes Fire rips through Nelson homes

A FIRE tore through the roofs of two houses in Nelson in the early hours yesterday.

A team of 20 firefighters from across East Lancashire were called to tackle the blaze in Cumberland Street at around 3am.

Nobody was hurt in the blaze, but a house in Cumberland Street suffered substantial damage, and a neighbouring house in Rutland Street was also damaged. The fire was believed to have been caused by an electrical fault in a derelict property currently being renovated, and was being investigated, a fire service spokesman said.

Firefighters searched the second house after being told by a neighbour a man was inside.

A fire service spokesman said: “He was out and about. A neighbour said he was in, but we found it empty, and he turned up ten minutes later.”

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