Firefighters have dealt with a suspected arson in the centre of Preston.Advertisement
Crews were called to Tithebarn Street, near the St John’s Shopping Centre, to reports of a fire.
Wooden pallets outside the shopping centre had been set on fire.
Two crews from Preston Fire Station put out the blaze.
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Smoke had found its way into some of the St John’s stores, including B&M Bargains, which were evacuated with any night staff asked to leave the building.
Preston Police have now begun their investigation into the fire which started around 7.40pm on Monday (18 September).