Landowners urged to clean up site after fly-tipping fire

The owners of a plot of derelict land have been asked to tidy it up after firefighters were called to put out blazing rubbish.

Saturday, 4th June 2016, 10:24 am
Updated Saturday, 4th June 2016, 11:33 am

Police spotted the fire in Frank Street, Preston at around 4.40am on Saturday and alerted fire crew who used a hose reel to extinguish it.

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A fire brigade spokesman said: “There was an amount of rubbish which had been fly-tipped there and set on fire.

“There was also a considerable amount of other rubbish which has been fly-tipped over a period of time by people throwing stuff over the fence.

“We are now working with the council and the landowner to get it removed and the site made more secure.”