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Explosion from JCB catching fire awakens Broughton

Posted on - 12th April, 2019 - 8:59am | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News
The JCB as destroyed by the fire Pic: Peter Nelson/Blog Preston
The JCB as destroyed by the fire Pic: Peter Nelson/Blog Preston

Parts of Broughton and Fulwood were woken by small explosions during Thursday night.

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The fire, which was on land off Sandy Gate Lane behind Broughton High School, involved a JCB.

An investigation is underway by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service into the cause of the fire.

A large bonfire had been set around 700m from the road and this is understood to have spread to the JCB.

Read more: Homes off the Broughton Bypass are thrown out by councillors

Crews from Fulwood and Preston were in attendance for around two hours from 10.50pm on Thursday (11 April).

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