Station Road in Bamber Bridge closed following large commercial building fire
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At 5:10am, six fire engines from Bamber Bridge, Penwortham, Preston, Leyland, Chorley, Fulwood, together with an aerial ladder platform from Preston and a stinger from Blackburn, attended a commercial building fire on Station Road.
The incident involved a commercial property approximately 20x10m in size and firefighters used two jets to extinguish the fire. Members of the public have said the building is Heaton’s Garage although this has not been confirmed.
At 5:45am, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said that their crews remained in attendance as it asked members of the public to avoid the area and keep all windows and doors closed if they are affected by smoke.
An hour later, at 6:54am, the fire service provided a further update, adding “Station Road will remain closed for some time while we deal with this incident.”
On X (formerly known as Twitter) LFRS wrote: “Please seek alternative routes. Our drone team is in operation. Please do not fly your own drones in the area - this can impact firefighting operations.”
In the latest update, at 11:30am, an LFRS spokesperson said: “Our crews are currently still in attendance and will for some time, monitoring and extinguishing hotspots. A fire investigation will take place to establish the cause.”
Lancashire Police are also in attendance, assisting with the road closure.