Firefighters tackle barn blaze

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Firefighters tackled a major barn blaze near Preston this afternoon.

​Officers were called to Lewth Lane, Lewth, after a 999 call.

​​Five fire engines and crews were assigned – from Preston, Fulwood, Bamber Bridge, and Penwortham – to set up a ‘water relay’ from a remote source.

One engine pumped water to the next.

A ground-mounted water jet was set up together with hand-held hosereels to extinguish the fire.

There were no casualties and the cause of the fire is to be established.