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Fire crews issue fire door reminder after Preston flat fire

Posted on - 6th December, 2017 - 9:36am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
The damage to the fire door in the block of student flats
The damage to the fire door in the block of student flats Pic: Preston Fire Station

Firefighters have highlighted the importance of fire doors after a fire in a block of student flats.

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Crews were called to student accommodation in Lawson Street, Preston city centre, around 7am on Wednesday (6 December).

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Two crews from Preston, one from Bamber Bridge and another from Penwortham used an aerial ladder to put out the fire.

It involved a dishwasher and has caused significant damage to the staff kitchen in the building.

Read more: Demolition plan for Preston City Mission is back on

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A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: “A great example of how well a fire door works when used.

“Keep fire doors closed at all times when not in use.”

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