Grain dryer bursts into flames at commercial building in Claughton-on-Brock

Firefighters battled a blaze involving a grain dryer at a commercial building in Claughton-on-Brock.

Wednesday, 20th October 2021, 3:56 pm

Eight fire engines and an aerial ladder platform from Preston, Fulwood, Bamber Bridge, Lancaster, Penwortham and Blackburn rushed to the scene in New Lane at around 8.30am today (October 20).

The blaze involved a large amount of grain in a dryer which was located in an outbuilding.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets, a fog spike and a thermal imaging camera to bring the fire under control.

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The number of fire engines was later reduced, but a number of crews remained at the scene to extinguish any hot spots.

Grain drying is the process of drying grain to prevent spoilage during storage.

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Eight fire engines were called to battle a blaze involving a grain dryer at a commercial building in Claughton-on-Brock.

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