Fire at building site sparks emergency

Fire crews were called out to a fire which started in machinery at a building site in Lancaster.

Friday, 1st December 2017, 6:52 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 12:40 am
Two fire engines attended the fire at the back of Caton Road

Two fire engines from Lancaster attended the fire at the back of Caton Road after a pump, that had been clearing the site of water, burst into flames.

Crews arrived just after 6pm on Thursday, to find the machine "well-alight" and set about combating the blaze.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "Fire crews responded to a fire call to a building site where construction machinery was on fire.

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"We gained access to the site and the fire was well alight when we arrived.

"We used a hosereel jet to extinguish the fire."

Nobody was injured in the incident.