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Firefighters put out fire at abandoned St Joseph’s Orphanage

Posted on - 18th June, 2018 - 8:51am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
The former orphanage buildings are owned by a property developer
The former orphanage buildings

An old orphanage in the centre of Preston appears to have been targeted by vandals once more.

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St Joseph’s Orphanage in Theatre Street and Mount Street saw two crews from Preston and Penwortham fire stations appear.

Firefighters were called to reports of a fire at the former orphanage and hospital around 8pm on Sunday (17 June).

Crews used ladders to gain access to the first floor and put out the fire.

Read more: St Joseph’s Orphanage among England’s most ‘at risk’ buildings

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

No one was hurt in the fire.

Read more: Watch as urban explorers go inside morgue at St Joseph’s

Preston City Council are understood to be progressing plans for the building, which is privately owned, after they took on architects to try to push forward the development of St Joseph’s.

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