The fire that blazed overnight at Recycling Lives in Longridge Road has been brought under control.Advertisement
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the site at 10.20pm on Friday (30 August). The fire site measured 2,500 sq m and mainly involved recycling material from road vehicles.
At around 1pm on Saturday a spokesperson for the fire service said: “The incident has been scaled back to four fire engines and one special. The road has now been reopened however there is still a lot of smoke in the area therefore we advise local residents to continue to keep their windows and doors closed.”
A spokesperson for Recycling Lives said: “A fire at our Preston Recycling Park overnight has now been brought under control thanks to the work of Lancashire Fire and Rescue and our own team.
“The fire was identified by our safety and security systems. Both our teams and emergency services were quickly on site; deploying our critical incident processes to ensure the fire was rapidly brought under control and no-one was injured.
“We are now reviewing our procedures and will work alongside the relevant authorities to conduct a thorough investigation.
“We apologise to local residents for any inconvenience caused and thank them for their patience as Longridge Road remains closed to vehicles this morning, to allow for water flow into site.
“Thank you to Lancashire Fire and Rescue as well as our own team for their excellent work and the immediate deployment of risk management plans.”
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