This morning (March 26th) a fire broke out in a flat above Ann Morgan Opticians at Cleator Moor. Windows of the flat were blown out and flames could be seen inside. The B2595 was closed during the incident.
A spokesperson from Cumbria Fire and Rescue said:
"Both appliances from Whitehaven and one from Frizington attended this incident on Cleator Moor main street today at 11.30am, we were joined by colleagues from NWAS and also Cumbria Police.
"Luckily the occupants escaped with relatively minor injuries / smoke inhalation.
"Crews were on scene for approximately 2 hours, following this all our PPE and appliances were cleaned down and disinfected ready for the next shout."
As a result of fighting the fire, there has been water damage caused to Ann Morgan Opticians, beneath the flat.