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Morecambe fire: Two die in Gordon Working Men's Club blaze

Morecambe fire: Two die in Gordon Working Men's Club blaze

  • 9 October 2019
Image copyright Thomas Beresford
Image caption Ten fire engines initially attended the fire

Two men have died in a fire at a working men's club in Lancashire.

The men were rescued from Gordon Working Men's Club on Springfield Street, Morecambe but died a short time later, police said.

Ten fire engines, including appliances from Cumbria, two helicopters and three road ambulances, were called after the blaze broke out at 14:45 BST.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way, Lancashire Police said.

Firefighters would remain at the scene overnight, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said.

Image caption A number of roads have been closed while crews continue to tackle the fire

One eyewitness, who did not want to be named, said she was in The Cavern pub opposite the club when the fire broke out.

"Next minute there's smoke coming in through the main window, coming through the door," she said.

"People were running everywhere."

Image copyright Thomas Beresford
Image caption Two air ambulances were called to the scene