Firefighters still at huge blaze site in Chorley

Firefighters are still at the scene of a blaze at Cowling Mill in Chorley after more than three hours.

Saturday, 5th June 2021, 9:19 am
Firefighters have been called out to a blaze at Cowling Mill, Chorley

They were called to the incident just after 4:30am.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue spokesman sent out a message on social media earlier this morning.

It said: "We have five fire engines and an aerial ladder platform in attendance at the moment.

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"If you are in the area and can smell smoke, we recommend that you keep your windows and doors closed for the time being."

Chorley Council issued a statement, saying: "

" We've been made aware of a large fire at Cowling Mill causing large amounts of smoke.

"@LancashireFRS have recommended that if you are in the area and smell smoke, keep your windows and doors closed.

"Cowling Brow is in the process of being closed while the fire service attend."