Residents evacuated after mill fire

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SIXTY firefighters were called to tackle a mill blaze overnight.

Crews from Preston and Chorley were involved in bringing the fire under control at disused premises in Mill Lane, Burscough.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident just after 3am, and quickly evacuated nearby residents as five floors were well alight.

By 7am, the residents were allowed back into their homes, and damping down work started.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

 

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