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Recycling Lives fire shown from above by fire service pictures

Posted on - 27th January, 2019 - 4:47pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Preston News, Ribbleton
The scene in Longridge Road Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Aerial Unit
The scene in Longridge Road Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Aerial Unit

Aerial pictures show what firefighters faced in Longridge Road during the early hours of Sunday morning.

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More than 100 firefighters were scrambled to the fire at the Recycling Lives compound.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service sent its drone up to help firefighters tackle the fire.

The fire started around 1am on Sunday (27 January) and was quickly contained by fire crews as more than 100 scrap cars burned.

Chris Rainford from the fire service’s drone support team said: “Spectacular pics from last night’s fire at the recycling plant in Longridge Road.

“Excellent job done by all ground crews to prevent further spread, great to capture these images despite wet and windy conditions.”

Another aerial image shows the heat from the site Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Aerial Unit
Another aerial image shows the heat from the site Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Aerial Unit

By 9am only one fire crews was left at the scene.

Read more: Recycling Lives wants its recycling plant to operate for longer

An investigation is ongoing by the fire service and Recycling Lives to establish the cause of the fire.

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