IT was a varied Saturday for firefighters in East Lancashire, who attended house fires, waste fires and an accident where a car had landed on its roof.

At just before 2pm, firefighters from Nelson and Colne Fire Stations were sent to a property in Linton Gardens, Barrowford, where an oven had caught fire. Two firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire. A resident was treated for the effects of smoke inhalation.

Shortly after 2pm, crews from Burnley Fire Station were called to reports of a dangerous structure at a premise on St James Street in the town. On arrival they found a portion of eight metre lead flashing had come loose from the building and needed removing. They cordoned off the area and made the scene safe.

At 4.55pm crews from Burnley Fire Station were called back out, this time with their colleagues from Hyndburn, to a fire involving both commercial and domestic waste in Accrington Road. They used one reel and an ejector pump to extinguish the fire and were at the scene for around three hours.

Just after 6pm firefighters from Rawtenstall and Haslingden Fire Stations were called to a road traffic collision on Burnley Road, Crawshawbooth. When they arrived they found a car on its roof. Firefighters assisted a casualty in the car prior to the arrival of paramedics, using an oxygen pack and trauma pack. They were later taken to hospital.

At 6.34pm crews from Colne Fire Station assisted by removing of a sign from above a pub on Market Street in the town, which had come loose in the strong winds brought on by Storm Dennis. They used 10.5 metre ladder and small tools.