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Why fire crews were at Crystal House during Saturday lunchtime

Posted on - 17th February, 2018 - 11:26pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
Fire service in action in Birley Street Pic: Paul Melling
Fire service in action in Birley Street Pic: Paul Melling

Fire crews were called out to a high-rise block of flats in Preston city centre during Saturday lunchtime.

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Six fire engines were sent from Fulwood, Penwortham, Leyland, Bamber Bridge and Preston fire stations to reports of a smell of burning in Crystal House.

Shoppers out and about on Saturday (17 February) saw the firefighters heading into the Birley Street flats.

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Fire crews in Birley Street Pic: Paul Melling
Fire crews in Birley Street Pic: Paul Melling

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We received a call to a domestic premises after the caller reported being able to smell burning in the kitchen.

“When the crews arrived they reported that there was a strong smell of smoke.

“After investigating they believed it involved a cooker extractor motor fan which had overheated.

“The electricity to the unit was isolated and the scene made safe.”

The incident took place around 1pm on Saturday.

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