Breaking: One cat killed and another missing after flat fire

The scene at Ashton Road this morning
The scene at Ashton Road this morning

One cat has been killed and another is missing following a flat fire off Central Drive in Blackpool this morning.

Some 15 firefighters manning three engines were called to Ashton Road after being called by a passer-by at around 7.20am.

They searched the flat while wearing breathing masks after it was reported somebody might have been inside, although nobody was.

A joint probe between police and fire investigators has now been launched to find out how the blaze started.