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Major smoke plume from fire at buildings near former Vernon mill in Penwortham

Posted on - 28th April, 2019 - 2:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News
Smoke plume in Penwortham Pic: Claire Hewitson
Smoke plume in Penwortham Pic: Claire Hewitson

Smoke has been seen billowing across Penwortham during Sunday afternoon.

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Emergency services are heading for the scene of what is understood to be a major fire at close to the former Vernon mill building off Factory Lane and the Old Tram Road.

Outbuildings were on fire and smoke can be seen drifting.

A spokesman for the fire service said: “Four fire engines from Penwortham, Preston and Bamber Bridge attended a fire in a derelict building on Factory Lane in Penwortham. Firefighters used two jets to extinguish the fire.”

Reports of the fire came in around 1.45pm on Sunday (28 April).

The smoke plume is visible from the River Ribble Pic: Chris Hough
The smoke plume is visible from the River Ribble Pic: Chris Hough

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