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Firefighters tackle blaze at The Foxton Centre in Avenham

Posted on - 10th March, 2014 - 7:21am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, News, Preston City Centre

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Fire crews have battled a fire at a centre which helps vulnerable people in Preston.

Four fire engines were dispatached from Preston Fire Station to deal with a fire at The Foxton Centre on Berry Street, Avenham.

The crews from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service arrived on Sunday at 9.25pm to find the main hall “well alight”.

Thermal imaging cameras, power saws and breathing apparatus were used to fight the fire.

The main hall of the centre was severely damaged by the fire and light smoke damage has been caused to the rest of the property.

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The fire lasted for around 20 minutes.

The Centre have tweeted to say no one was hurt and they will be closed for at least a week

 

The Centre works to help rough sleepers, street sex workers and young people in the city.

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