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Bamber Bridge industrial fire: Roads closed as aerial ladders brought in to douse flames

Posted on - 11th May, 2016 - 7:45am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, News, Walton-le-Dale
Large black plumes of smoke can be seen across Bamber Bridge

Large black plumes of smoke can be seen across Bamber Bridge

Preston fire crews are tackling a major fire at an industrial unit in Bamber Bridge.

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Seedlee Road close to Walton Summit business park is closed.

Ten fire crews are on the scene and have been tackling the blaze since 2.50am on Wednesday 11 May.

Bamber Bridge Industrial Unit Fire from LancashireFRS on Vimeo.

Area Manager Simon Fryer for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Due to the nature of the fluid in the building it is a large fire.

“We’re positioning our aerial ladder platforms to ensure we can tackle the fire.

“We’ll be here for most of the day. We need people to avoid the area.

“The plume of smoke will die down during the day.”

The aerial ladder crews in action

The aerial ladder crews in action

Two aerial ladders are also in use to send water down from above.

At 7.54am the fire service said they had reduced the number of fire engines at the scene to six. However they would remain on the scene throughout Wednesday damping down.

South Ribble Police said roads in the area were very busy during the morning rush hour due to the road closures.

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