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Video: Fire at tissue factory on business park near Preston

Posted on - 21st December, 2011 - 7:01pm | Author - | Posted in - News

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A tissue factory near Preston has gone up in flames this evening, destroying up to five buildings on an industrial estate.

20 fire crews are at the scene on Wheelton Lane and Centurion Way in Leyland has been closed both ways.

The fire is in the middle of Lancashire Enterprise Business Park.

Watch a video of an explosion as the glames grow higher above the industrial estate

Traffic is likely to be affected in the Leyland and Penwortham area.

Train services between Wigan North Western and Preston have been affected due to the fires close proximity to the railway line and smoke on the tracks.

View a YouTube playlist of Leyland fire videos (note: The second video captions the fire as being at Leyland Trucks, this is incorrect their premises are not currently affected by the blaze

Twitter users have been posting photos of the fire, the one above was taken by Andrew Disley.

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