Six fire engines and HazMat unit battle blaze at classic truck restoration yard in Fulwood

A yard in a Fulwood cul-de-sac, used for restoring classic trucks and cars, has been damaged by fire.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 3:16 pm
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 3:16 pm
Six fire engines and the Hazardous Material unit from Blackpool battled a blaze at a classic truck restoration yard in Carlton Avenue, Preston last night (February 9). Pic: Google

Six fire engines were mobilised at 7.53pm yesterday (February 9) after a huge fire at the Transit Restorations yard in Carlton Avenue, off Watling Street Road, yesterday (February 9).

The Hazardous Material unit from Blackpool joined six fire engines from Preston, Fulwood, Bamber Bridge and Penwortham as crews battled the blaze.

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service said a building, housing a number of classic cars and trucks had been well alight when firefighters arrived at the scene.

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Fire crews equipped with hose reels and a jet fought the fire for three hours using breathing apparatus to protect them from smoke and fumes.

The fire service said the building, measuring 20m x 30m, has been severely damaged by the fire.

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental.