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Fire service called to series of ‘loud bangs’ in Preston city centre

Posted on - 26th June, 2017 - 11:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
Syke Street where the incident took place Pic: Google
Syke Street where the incident took place Pic: Google

A series of explosions heard in Preston city centre in the early hours of Monday morning came from a skip fire.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed they were called to Syke Street, off Avenham Lane, shortly after midnight.

A spokesman said: “People were disturbed by the sound of of aerosols popping in the skip.

“One fire engine and crew from Preston attended and put the fire out.”

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The cause of the fire is yet to be confirmed, although the fire service said it was not thought to be suspicious.

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