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Friargate flat fire threatens Margaret Mason florist

Posted on - 23rd September, 2015 - 9:12pm | Author - | Posted in - Friargate, Preston News
A firefighter leaves the florists in Friargate Pic: Tony Worrall

A firefighter leaves the florists in Friargate Pic: Tony Worrall

A much-loved Preston florist has been saved from being engulfed in a fire at a flat above the shop.

Margaret Mason and her team were evacuated from the premises in Friargate.

Crews from Penwortham and Preston Fire Stations were called out at 7.31am on Wednesday.

Crews discuss the incident Pic: Tony Worrall

Crews discuss the incident Pic: Tony Worrall

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “When they arrived at the scene they found a small smouldering fire involving a facia board.

“They used a triple extension ladder, hose reel, ventilation unit and some small hand tools to quickly extinguish the fire. Firefighters were at the scene for approximately 50 minutes.”

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