This is why a huge plume of smoke hung over Clayton-le-Woods

Fire crews have been tackling a fire at a landfill site near Leyland which produced a plume of smoke which could be seen for miles.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 9:56 am
Four fire crews tackled the blaze.

Four engines from Leyland Bamber Bridge, Chorley and Penwortham were deployed in mid-afternoon to a former quarry off Dawson Lane at Clayton-le-Woods yesterday (Saturday).

Approximately seven tonnes of plastic was on fire, sending thick black smoke into the air above the landfill site.

A fire brigade spokesman said: "The crews had the blaze under control within about an hour. The smoke could be seen for quite some distance."

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Crews stayed on at the site to damp down and were still there three hours later.

The cause of the blaze is not known.