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.
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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.
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