A MAN and two dogs had to be rescued from house fire in Brierfield.

It happened on Oxford Street at 9.25pm and three fire crews attended after reports of a man was trapped in the building.

Watch manager Damian Hartley from Burnley Fire Station said: "The guy in the house made the call and he was getting some fire survival advice on the phone until we attended.

"He was told to stay on the first floor in back bedroom with the door shut along with his two dogs.

"The fire was on the ground floor and we managed to put the fire out and then went up to help him.

"He had no injuries in terms of smoke inhalation but he had to go to Royal Blackburn Hospital as he had a cut on his hand as he had tried to break the glass to get out."

The road was cordoned off for an hour and a half while fire crews dealt with the blaze.

Mr Hartley added: "The cause of the fire is under investigation and police are going to be looking into how it started."

The fire service are urging people to have smoke alarms fitted in their properties and they offer a free service to residents. For more information about this then you should call 08001691125.