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.
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.
"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.
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.