Man treated by paramedics after Brierfield blaze

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A MAN was treated by paramedics for the effects of smoke inhalation after a fire in Brierfield last night.

One crew from Burnley and another from Colne were called to the blaze at an empty house in Albion Street at 11-30pm.

Firefighters said the property had been torched and there were several seats of fire inside where rubbish had been set alight.

But they said they were trying to determine how the man, in his forties, came to be at the house.

They spent an hour at the scene and used breathing apparatus and a hose reel to tackle the flames.

Acting watch manager at Burnley fire station Dave Robinson said the house was left uninhabitable.