Firefighters in action at village tyre yard

Firefighters are still at the end stages of putting out a blaze in Woodplumpton after receiving a call at 3.45pm this afternoon.

Thursday, 19th April 2018, 7:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th April 2018, 7:31 pm
Blaze at Woodplumpton.

The incident began when tyres ignited in a yard on Ambrose Hall Lane in the village, just outside Preston.

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Police have temporarily blocked off that road while the fire officers tackle the blaze, with four engines from Preston, Fulwood and Penwortham.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “We’re at the damping down stage, now.”

“There has been a lot of thick acrid smoke so people in the local area have been advised to keep their windows and doors closed at this time as a precaution.”