Investigation launched into latest car fire in Preston city centre

A car was found on fire in Fox Street, Preston at 1.50am on Thursday, February 14.''Firefighters said the cause of the fire is suspicious and under investigation.
A car was found on fire in Fox Street, Preston at 1.50am on Thursday, February 14.''Firefighters said the cause of the fire is suspicious and under investigation.
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An investigation has been launched after a car was found on fire in Preston city centre.


It is the latest in a series of mysterious car fires that has plagued the city.

A fire engine from Preston was called to the scene in Fox Street at 1.57am on Thursday, February 14.

Firefighters used one breathing apparatus and two hose reels to extinguish the burning Seat car.

No injuries were reported and the owner/driver of the vehicle was not present.

According to Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, "the cause is under investigation."

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "We were called at around 1:55am this morning (February 14) to the report that a Seat car was on fire in Fox Street, Preston.

"Enquiries into the cause of the fire are on-going.

"Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident 87 of February 14."

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On Friday, February 8, fire crews were called to Blackpool Road in Ashton after a car went up in flames outside outside the Lane Ends pub.

On Thursday, January 24, a car was found on fire after being dumped in the middle of the road outside a used car dealership in Egbert Street at 2.24am.

On Tuesday, January 15, firefighters battled the burning wreckage of an abandoned Renault car in Aqueduct Street at 3am.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the fires appeared to have been started deliberately and had notified police of suspected arson in each case.