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Children evacuated from fire at Bamber Bridge nursery

Posted on - 8th June, 2021 - 5:07pm | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Preston News, Schools, South Ribble News
Blaze at Busy Bees nursery, Bamber Bridge. Pic: Lancashire Fire
Blaze at Busy Bees nursery, Bamber Bridge. Pic: Lancashire Fire

A fire broke out at Busy Bees nursery in Bamber Bridge this afternoon (Tuesday 8 June).

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Fire crews were called at 1.30pm to attend the scene, and the roof was alight when they arrived.

No casualties have been reported, and all children were evacuated and have been sent home.

Crews remain in attendance at this time and an investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have warned that a road closure is in place on School Lane, and the road is likely to be closed for several hours.

Station manager Dillon said: “I’m happy to confirm the fire is now extinguished; all children of the nursery have been evacuated safely, their parents have been informed and they’ve been sent home.”

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A spokesperson for Busy Bees Nurseries said: “At around 2pm today a fire broke out in the roof space of our Bamber Bridge nursery. Staff at the nursery responded immediately by contacting emergency services and carrying out a safe evacuation of the premises. We have accounted for all the children and staff and are pleased to report that they are all safe and unharmed.

“The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service are currently on site and dealing with the fire. The cause of the fire is as yet unknown. Children have either been collected by their parents or are in a safe location at another nearby nursery. 

“Once the fire brigade have completed their work we will be able to make an assessment of the damage and let parents know when we will be able to reopen.

“We regularly practice our emergency evacuation procedures for such a situation as this and would like to thank both our staff and also Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service for their prompt response.”

Six fire engines attended along with an aerial ladder platform (ALP).

Firefighters used two main jets, a thermal imaging camera, two triple extension ladders, ceiling hooks, and the ALP to combat the fire.


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