Blaze in Preston church

A probe has been launched into the cause of a blaze at a derelict Preston church.

Monday, 28th May 2018, 9:32 am
Updated Monday, 28th May 2018, 9:36 am
The derelict church on Church Avenue, Preston

Fire crews from Preston were called to the derelict former St Theresa's Church on Church Avenue in Fishwick yesterday evening.

Two crews put out a small blaze and an investigation has now been launched to determine the cause.

No-one was injured.

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The church has been empty since 2011, and in 2017 planning permission was granted to knock it down, along with the adjoining church hall, and build a care home on the site.

The care home will provide accommodation for adults with a range of complex medical conditions.