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Arson investigation launched after pallets fire in Preston city centre

Posted on - 19th September, 2017 - 7:13am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The fire started near the B&M store in Tithebarn Street Pic: Google
The fire started near the B&M store in Tithebarn Street Pic: Google

Firefighters have dealt with a suspected arson in the centre of Preston.

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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).

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