Kittens rescued from barn blaze in Whittingham

Three kittens were rescued from a fire at a barn in Cumeragh Lane, Whittingham, north of Preston.
Three kittens were rescued from a fire at a barn in Cumeragh Lane, Whittingham, north of Preston.
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Three kittens have been rescued from a fire at a barn in Whittingham, north of Preston.

Eight crews and a Command Support Unit were mobilised to tackle the flames late afternoon today.

Hay in a barn had caught fire and it had spread to adjacent buildings, say Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters used water from a pond and a hydrant nearby to feed a hose reel and jet which were used to extinguish the fire.

Meanwhile police advised residents of Goosnargh and Preston to close their doors and windows as smoke from the fire was travelling that way.

In a statement police said: “Rural Preston residents please be aware that we are currently assist Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service with a large fire in the Whittingham area.

“Officers have closed Brabiner Lane and the Longridge side of Cumeragh Lane whilst this is managed.

“We would advise residents in the Goosnargh village area to close doors & windows as a large amount of smoke is travelling in that direction.”