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Firefighters continue investigation into fire which caused Preston flats evacuation

Posted on - 17th December, 2016 - 12:18pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, News, Preston City Centre
Queen Street residents were evacuated during the fire Pic: Google

Queen Street residents were evacuated during the fire Pic: Google

A block of flats was evacuated in Preston city centre due to a bin fire.

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Firefighters from Penwortham and Bamber Bridge were called shortly before 3am on Saturday (17 December).

A two-storey block of flats in Queen Street was evacuated while the fire was put out in a large commercial bin.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the cause of the fire was still under the investigation.

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Residents from the flats were evacuated for around half an hour during the incident.

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