Heat-seeking images of the building from Lancs Fire and Rescue

18 pictures from the scene of a fire as firefighters tackle a blaze in Preston city centre

Areas of Fishergate, Mount Street and Theatre Street have been cordoned off in Preston this evening after a large fire is being tackled by Lancashire Fire and Rescue.

By Iain Lynn
Friday, 13th May 2022, 10:23 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th May 2022, 8:25 am

Lancashire Fire and Rescue say that eight fire engines and two aerial ladder platforms at the former St Joseph’s Orphanage on Mount Street, Preston.

Firefighters were called to the incident at approximately at 19:48.

They are working to extinguish the fire and make the building safe.

Fishergate is closed to vehicles between the junctions of Chapel Street and the Fishergate Centre. Firefighters expect to be at the scene for most of the evening. No injuries have been reported.

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