Fire crews rush to Peaky Blinders filming location in Lancashire after smoke is spotted rising from set

Fire crews were called to the Peaky Blinders film set in Lancashire yesterday (April 8) after smoke was seen rising from the filming location in Rossendale.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 9:37 am
Updated Friday, 9th April 2021, 9:38 am

Lancashire firefighters rushed to the set at Lee Quarry, off the A681 near Bacup, on Thursday afternoon after a member of the public reported seeing smoke rising from filming area.

But after arriving at the entrance to the set, film crews assured the fire service that everything was under control and the smoke was part of the filming.

A fire service spokesman said: "A member of the public had seen some smoke rising up so they rang it in.

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Lancashire firefighters rushed to the set of Peaky Blinders at Lee Quarry, off the A681 near Bacup, on Thursday afternoon after a member of the public reported seeing smoke rising from filming area

"The crew went and did a precautionary check and it turned out to just be the film crew for the show thankfully."

Fire crews did not reveal what had caused the smoke, as the Peaky Blinders team remain tight-lipped about the twists and turns of its sixth and final series.

Peaky Blinders have been filming in Lancashire for the past month, with star Cilian Murphy spotted filming the BBC gangster drama in Bacup this week.

You can view a gallery of pictures showing filming taking place at the set in Lancashire here, including behind-the-scenes shots of Cilian Murphy as Tommy Shelby.

Cillian Murphy, who plays main character Tommy Shelby, was spotted strutting around Lee Quarry in Bacup in his iconic tweed suit, heavy wool dark coats, penny collar shirt and his famous peaked cap during filming this week

In February, cast and crew were found filming in Williamson Park in Lancaster, with shooting taking place in the landmark Ashton Memorial.

And last week, the Peaky Blinders team closed off a street in Bolton town centre for three days whilst Cillian Murphy was filmed running down the steps of the former Magistrates Court building.

Traditional gypsy caravans were set up for filming a tense stand-off this week at Lee Quarry in Bacup