A fire broke which broke out in a shed in Fulwood spread to a nearby home, say fire services.
Fire crews were called out to the incident on Kilworth Height, at around 9.30pm on Tuesday, July 10.
Firefighters say they were alerted to the emergency via a 999 call from the family at the property.
Crew Manager for Preston, Chris Wales said: "The smoke plume was visible from quite a distance away and as the property backs onto train tracks, Network Rail were informed of potential issues.
"When we arrived the shed was well alight, the fire had spread to the property - it melted plastic windows and broke windows.
"But thankfully, the family were safe and suffered no ill effects.
"We used two hose reels to put it out."
Nobody was injured in the incident.