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Huge plumes of smoke visible across Preston as city centre building on fire

Posted on - 19th May, 2022 - 7:40pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News
Smoke rising from beyond the former Tokyo Jo's and Odeon Pic: Daniel Murphy
Smoke rising from beyond the former Tokyo Jo’s and Odeon Pic: Daniel Murphy

Images shared with Blog Preston show smoke visible from around the city as a huge fire rages in central Preston.

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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.

Read more: Second Preston City Centre fire within hours of orphanage blaze

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.”

12 fire engines are on the scene in Church Street Pic: @studs_up / Twitter
12 fire engines are on the scene in Church Street Pic: @studs_up / Twitter
Smoke rising from behind Hopwood's Pic: @studs_up / Twitter
Smoke rising from behind Hopwood’s Pic: @studs_up / Twitter
Fire from St Austin Street Pic: Agnieszka Kowalczyk
The fire from seen from St Austin Street Pic: Agnieszka Kowalczyk
The aerial ladder seen from St Austin Street Pic: Agnieszka Kowalczyk
The aerial ladder can be seen from St Austin Street Pic: Agnieszka Kowalczyk
Fire seen from Tag Lane in Ingol Pic: Jenny Bell
Fire seen from Tag Lane in Ingol Pic: Jenny Bell
The fire from Boltons Court Pic: Kacper Krol
The fire from Boltons Court Pic: Kacper Krol
The aerial ladder platform has been deployed Pic: Daniel Murphy
The aerial ladder platform has been deployed Pic: Daniel Murphy
Fighting the fire from above Pic: Daniel Murphy
Fighting the fire from above Pic: Daniel Murphy
One of the fire engines on the scene Pic: Daniel Murphy
One of the fire engines on the scene Pic: Daniel Murphy
Flames visible between buildings Pic: Daniel Murphy
Flames visible between buildings Pic: Daniel Murphy

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