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Longridge Fell smoke is a ‘controlled fire’ say fire service

Posted on - 31st March, 2021 - 2:56pm | Author - | Posted in - Longridge, Preston News, Ribble Valley News
Longridge Fell Pic: Zoe Cain
Longridge Fell Pic: Zoe Cain

Lancashire Fire Service have reassured residents that smoke or fire engines in the vicinity are part of a ‘controlled burn’ taking place on Longridge Fell.

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A Twitter post from @LancashireFRS  tells any observers ‘don’t worry!’ at 1:30pm this afternoon.

Smoke from the fell may come a matter of concern for any residents after a fire broke out in May last year, resulting in Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service battling the blaze.

Screenshot from video of Longridge Fell fire Vid: Hilary Miller
Hilary Miller captured the extent of the fire last May

Read more: Watch as Longridge Fell fire takes hold

However it will be a relief to Longridge residents knowing the fire service are carrying out an exercise and have the blaze under control this year.

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