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