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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.

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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).

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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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