THE fire boss who helped to coordinate the response to the fire at the House of Lords is confident the building's fate will be resolved.

Station manager Roger Exley revealed footage from the night, including a terrifying clip which showed a group of firefighters miraculously escape unhurt after a wall collapsed inches away, is used for training new crews.

"We always debrief and look at how we can learn from incidents," he said.

"There was a lot of coverage on the night which has helped us to review and learn from the incident and that's really valuable to us.

"A job on that scale is rare in Barrow, other than the MFI fire and the Parkview School fire they don't get much bigger."

Mr Exley led the fire investigation and has assisted the insurance company which is still in dispute with the building's owner.

"There is a legal case ongoing, I was involved in part of that process, but I do think it will get resolved.

"There will be a big push to get it resolved but there is a legal process to be carried out.

"It was a lovely building. It doesn't help that it's on a main route into town and everybody will want to see part of the building saved."