Ulverston fire crews called out as blaze forces residents to evacuate homes

Ulverston fire crews called out as blaze forces residents to evacuate homes

Ulverston fire crews called out as blaze forces residents to evacuate homes

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FIREFIGHTERS including a team from Ulverston attended a fire which saw several properties evacuated.

At 5.18am this morning crews from Ulverston and Barrow were mobilised after reports wheelie bins were alight in front of a property on Gleaston Avenue in Barrow.

A spokesman for the force said the wheelie bins were well alight and the property was full of smoke.

It also posed a danger to a nearby gas supply so police evacuated propeties and set up a cordon.

United Utilities also attended the incident to monitor gas levels.

Fire crews used two hose reel jets to tackle the fire.

Two firefighters wore breathing apparatus.

A large fan was used to clear the smoke.

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