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Fire at former Fishwick church triggers investigation

Posted on - 28th May, 2018 - 3:21pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Fishwick, Preston News
St Teresas church would be demolished under the plans Pic: Google
St Teresas church is due for demolition Pic: Google

A derelict church in Fishwick has been targeted by arsonists.

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the former St Teresas in Church Row on Sunday (27 May) evening.

Two fire engines were called out from Preston fire station to tackle the fire.

No one was hurt in the fire at around 6pm and the cause is under investigation.

In April last year plans were unveiled to demolish the church and in its place build a specialist care home.

Read more: There’s a French bistro opening in this Preston church

Exemplar Health has permission to build the 30-bed care home and it is due to create between 80 to 90 jobs.

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