Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent a Stinger high pressure unit from Blackburn to help bring the blaze under control

Preston recycling plant fire: Pictures reveal aftermath of huge early morning blaze

Around 40 firefighters have been battling a blaze at a recycling plant near Preston this morning.


Six crews from Preston, Penwortham, Bamber Bridge, Fulwood, Longridge and Blackburn were called to the blaze at Sita Waste Management on the Red Scar Business Park shortly before 5am.

The fire is in a unit measuring approximately 25 metres by 25 metres containing recyclable waste of 'unknown properties', say fire chiefs
The fire is in a unit measuring approximately 25 metres by 25 metres containing recyclable waste of 'unknown properties', say fire chiefs
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The fire is now under control and remaining crews are damping down and checking for hotspots
The fire is now under control and remaining crews are damping down and checking for hotspots
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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said it is too early at this stage to say what the cause is, but there is nothing at the moment to suggest it was deliberate
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said it is too early at this stage to say what the cause is, but there is nothing at the moment to suggest it was deliberate
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The Stinger unit attended from Blackburn to help fight pockets of fire that were difficult to reach
The Stinger unit attended from Blackburn to help fight pockets of fire that were difficult to reach
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