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Fire crews issue fire door reminder after Preston flat fire

Posted on - 6th December, 2017 - 9:36am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
The damage to the fire door in the block of student flats
The damage to the fire door in the block of student flats Pic: Preston Fire Station

Firefighters have highlighted the importance of fire doors after a fire in a block of student flats.

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Crews were called to student accommodation in Lawson Street, Preston city centre, around 7am on Wednesday (6 December).

Two crews from Preston, one from Bamber Bridge and another from Penwortham used an aerial ladder to put out the fire.

It involved a dishwasher and has caused significant damage to the staff kitchen in the building.

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A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A great example of how well a fire door works when used.

“Keep fire doors closed at all times when not in use.”

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