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Preston fire crews sent to tackle large fire in Lostock Hall

Posted on - 21st June, 2016 - 9:41am | Author - | Posted in - Lostock Hall, Penwortham, Preston News
Plumes of smoke can be seen from roads near the Lostock Hall site

Plumes of smoke can be seen from roads near the Lostock Hall site

Firefighters from Preston have been deployed to a large fire in near Lostock Hall.

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Drivers are reporting seeing plumes of smoke coming from what’s understood to be Whitfire Shavings Limited in Church Lane.

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South Ribble councillor Keith Martin tweeted “seems we have a huge fire in Farington. Power off as well.”

The fire is understood to have started shortly after 9am on Tuesday (21 June).

Whitfire Shavings as seen by Michael Collinson (Lancashire Lawncare)

Whitefire Shavings as seen by Michael Collinson (Lancashire Lawncare)

Related: Homes evacuated as fire crews expect to tackle fire until Tuesday evening

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An aerial platform has also been deployed to the fire in Farington along with three fire engines. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said ten engines were now on the scene.

Crews at work within the industrial complex off Church Lane

Crews at work within the industrial complex off Church Lane

No one is understood to be hurt in the fire which can be seen from Preston city centre.

The smoke can be seen for miles around Pic: Nicola Martin

The smoke can be seen for miles around Pic: Nicola Martin

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