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Watch as Longridge Fell fire takes hold

Posted on - 31st May, 2020 - 3:45pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
Screenshot from video of Longridge Fell fire Vid: Hilary Miller
Hilary Miller captured the extent of the fire

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at Longridge Fell.

Video footage taken by nearby resident Hilary Miller shows huge flames and plumes of smoke rising from the Fell.

Hilary said Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service arrived on the scene after 30 minutes.

She said: “It’s devastated about a mile of forestry in the process. These firefighters are absolute heroes – they have been fighting the fire at Darwen for 12 hours then come here!”

Read more: Smoke from huge Darwen moorland fire visible from Preston

Fire service on the scene at Longridge Fell Pic: Hilary Miller
Fire service on the scene at Longridge Fell Pic: Hilary Miller

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

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