Shipping container catches fire close to Cuerden Valley Park and M6

A shipping container caught fire close to the M6 earlier today.

Saturday, 6th March 2021, 5:15 pm

The incident happened in woodland just off Wigan Road close to junction 29 of the motorway.

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It's not known how the fire started but footage sent to the LEP shows a container engulfed in flames with other shipping containers closeby.

A crew from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) were also spotted at the incident.

LFRS was contacted for comment.