FIRE CREWS were called to a flat fire in Widnes last night, Thursday.

At about 5.45pm, firefighters from Penketh, Warrington and Widnes stations were called to a top floor flat fire in Albert Road.

Crews, six wearing breathing apparatus, used a hose reel jet and a covering jet to extinguish the fire.

Everyone in the flats was evacuated safely but one person was treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation.

Crews then used a large fan to clear smoke from two floors of the property before checking the site with a thermal imaging camera.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.