Menu

Severe fire breaks out at Avenham property renovation site

Posted on - 8th June, 2021 - 9:33am | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
Blaze broken out at former Hindu temple site. Pic: Preston fire station
Blaze broken out at former Hindu temple site. Pic: Preston fire station

There are reports that a ‘severe fire’ has broken out at a property renovation site in Avenham Place.

Advertisement

The site is a former Hindu temple which was currently being turned into flats.

Five fire engines from Preston, Bamber Bridge, Penwortham, and Blackpool, and an aerial ladder platform (ALP) from Blackpool, attended the derelict building fire.

The whole property was affected. Firefighters used the ALP, three jets and a partner saw to extinguish the fire. 

They then proceeded to damp down the affected areas. No casualties have been reported and an investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.

Plans for the site included nine new properties with at least four bedrooms each with 15 new carparking spaces as well as cycle storage.

The original building was due to be demolished before developments began.

Blaze broken out at former Hindu temple site. Pic: Preston fire station
Blaze broken out at former Hindu temple site. Pic: Preston fire station

Read more: Emergency services at the scene of Ribbleton crash

There were three different designs of houses which were going to be built in an ‘L’shaped terrace with materials to match the histroical context.

However, it is not known how much the fire has affected the property development plans.

The latest news updates in your area can be seen below

See what’s happening near you by entering your postcode below or visit InYourArea

var iframe = document.getElementById( ‘iya-widget-30b7bdef-2029-4b71-8f4a-0c1383300fa5-general’ ) var pub = ” if (window.location.hostname.split(‘.’)[1]) { pub = window.location.hostname.split(‘.’)[1] } iframe.src += ‘&theme=’ + pub iframe.onload = function() { iFrameResize( { log: false }, ‘#iya-widget-30b7bdef-2029-4b71-8f4a-0c1383300fa5-general’ ) }

Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

Share
Preston in pictures Covered Market, PrestonPreston Court BuildingLawson Street6201 Princess Elizabeth57313 becomes the main engine6201 pulls into Preston Station for an engine changePreston CenotaphColourful & Shops On Lancaster Road a View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.