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Watch as firefighters tackle blaze at Preston scrap metal yard

Posted on - 23rd April, 2022 - 3:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Grimsargh, Preston News, Ribbleton
Firefighters are working with site crew Pic: LFRS / Twitter
Firefighters are working with site crew Pic: LFRS / Twitter

Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at Rough Hey Industrial Estate.

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Ten fire engines are at the scene along with two aerial ladder platforms.

Firefighters are working alongside on-site crews to extinguish the fire, which involves around 200 tonnes of pre shredded cars and metal.

On Twitter, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service shared videos of the scene.

Drone images from Stephen Melling also showed the extent of the blaze.

Rough Hey Industrial Estate fire from the air Pic: Stephen Melling
Pic: Stephen Melling
Rough Hey Industrial Estate fire from the air Pic: Stephen Melling
Pic: Stephen Melling
Rough Hey Industrial Estate fire from the air Pic: Stephen Melling
Pic: Stephen Melling

Longridge Road is closed from Bluebell Way to the junction with The Hills, due to the incident.

Preston Police have asked people to avoid the area, and also J31A of the M6 due to smoke travelling over the carriageway.

Anyone who can see or smell the smoke is advised to keep windows and doors closed.


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