Images shared with Blog Preston show smoke visible from around the city as a huge fire rages in central Preston.Advertisement
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “We currently have 12 fire engines at a building fire on Avenham Street in Preston.
“Please avoid the area and keep your windows and doors closed if you’re affected by smoke.”
The blaze follows a fire at St Joseph’s Orphanage and one at the former Odeon within hours of each other at the weekend.
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Leader of Preston City Council, Councillor Matthew Brown, tweeted his concern.
He said: “The recent fires taking place in Preston City Centre are very disturbing suggesting a possible trend.
“It has been raised by senior members and officers with both fire and police services.
“We will continue supporting our emergency services to effectively deal with the matter.”
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