Demolition work begins on fire ravaged former Tokyo Jo's, Evoque and Odeon site in Preston

Demolition crews are currently bulldozing the former Odeon cinema and Tokyo Jo’s nightclub in Preston after the buildings were ravaged by fire on Thursday night.
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As cordons remain in place on Church Street following the massive blaze a number of roads are still closed and The Taste of Carnival event due to take place today on the Flag Market has now been cancelled.

The fire ripped through the Church Street building on Thursday night with firefighters spending several hours bringing the blaze under control.

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Smoke could be seen billowing from miles with search dogs brought in to explore the building.

An end of an era as inspectors survey the remnantsAn end of an era as inspectors survey the remnants
An end of an era as inspectors survey the remnants

Emergency demolition work at the site is expected to be complete by Monday.

It is expected that roads at the front and rear of Church St and Syke Street will also be closed until Monday evening.

Lancashire Police have confirmed that a 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a joint investigation with Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

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