This is why multiple fire engines were spotted near Miller Arcade in Preston on Wednesday

Multiple fire engines were spotted responding to an incident near the Miller Arcade in Preston.

By Sean Gleaves
Friday, 21st January 2022, 8:22 am

Approximately six fire engines were seen in Church Street near the Miller Arcade at around 3.35pm on Wednesday (January 19).

Traffic was building in Birley Street and Jacson Street following the reports, with residents sharing the news on social media.

One resident Tweeted: "Don't know what's happened around Miller arcade but it must be approaching double figures for the amount of fire engines on Church Street, Birley Street and Jacson Street."

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Multiple fire engines were spotted responding to an incident in Church Street near the Miller Arcade (Credit: Google)

But Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service today (January 20) confirmed it was a false alarm in Birley Street.

"It was a report of smoke in a fourth floor flat that was a false alarm," a spokeswoman for LFRS explained.

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Traffic was building in Birley Street and Jacson Street following the reports (Credit: AA)