Warning after rubbish blaze spreads to fencing on Preston estate

Firefighters issued a warning after a rubbish blaze at the rear of shops in Preston spread to the fence of a nearby house.

By Brian Ellis
Monday, 2nd May 2022, 8:27 am
Burnsall Place at the rear of shops on the Brookfield estate.
Burnsall Place at the rear of shops on the Brookfield estate.

Youths are believed to have started the fire in Burnsall Place, behind shops on the Brookfield estate, around 6:30 pm yesterday.

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A fire brigade spokesman said: “It spread to fence panels and had the potential to spread to buildings had it been any closer.”

Two crews from Preston took 15 minutes to extinguish the fire using a hose reel.