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Pictures show aftermath of fire near mosque in Deepdale

Posted on - 17th December, 2021 - 8:43am | Author - | Posted in - Bamber Bridge, Deepdale, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble Locations
The aftermath of the fire. Pic: Abdullah Valli

On Wednesday December 15, firefighters battled a Deepdale shed blaze that spread to an adjacent building.

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At 02.41am, four fire engines from Preston, Penwortham, and Bamber Bridge attended a commercial building fire on Stanleyfield Road with an aerial ladder platform from Blackpool.

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Firefighters attend the scene on Stanleyfield Road. Pic: Abdullah Valli

The fire involved a shed and spread to a commercial building occupied by Gujerati Sunni Muslim Society Ltd.

A joint investigation between Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire Constabulary has now concluded and determined that a defective light fitting at the rear of the property was the cause of the fire.

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Pic: Abdullah Valli

Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, and a positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the flames.

Pic: Abdullah Valli

Investigators are not treating the incident as suspicious at this time.

Pic: Abdullah Valli

Firefighters and police officers will now maintain a presence at the scene to reassure the community.

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