Rubbish fire spreads to four-storey building in Preston

A fire involving a "quantity of waste" spread to an adjacent four-storey building in Preston.

Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 5:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 5:32 pm

Four fire engines from Preston, Penwortham and Bamber Bridge rushed to the scene in Church Street at around 6.40am today (August 24).

A "quantity of waste" had caught alight before spreading to an adjacent four-storey building approximately 40x60m in size, the fire service said.

Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel, breaking-in tools, a partner saw, and Milwaukee tools to extinguish the flames.

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No injuries were reported.

Crews remained in attendance for around two and a half hours.

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Four fire engines from Preston, Penwortham and Bamber Bridge were sent to the scene in Church Street.