A POLICE investigation has been launched after a fire in a Barrow town centre house.

Three fire engines from Barrow, Walney and Ulverston were sent to a building fire in the basement of a three story terraced property on School Street.

Crews remained on the scene for approximately an hour and a half following the call out at 6.20pm on Saturday.

No injuries were reported.

One resident on School Street saw the incident unfold and described seeing multiple emergency service vehicles.

But he said he was not surprised that the fire took place in the area - saying 'we are used to it'.

"We saw three fire engines and fire crews going into the building," the resident said.

“Then we saw an ambulance turn up on the street later.

“The police cordoned off the street and kept everyone away for a good few hours at least.

“There was quite a lot of smoke coming out of the house.

“It’s not that worrying. We are kind of use to it in this area."

The property had extensive smoke logging throughout.

A spokesman for Barrow Fire Station said: "Firefighters from Barrow, Walney and Ulverston dealt with an incident in Barrow.

"The fire was located in the basement area of the three story property with extensive smoke logging throughout the building.

"Crews used breathing apparatus to make a full search of the building and found all occupiers were out and safe."

The fire was extinguished using two hose reel jets and six breathing apparatus.

A spokeswoman for Cumbria Constabulary said: "Police can confirm they are investigating a fire that occurred at 6.49pm on November 28 at an address on School Street, Barrow. "We would encourage anyone with information to contact 101, quoting incident number 164 of November 28."