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Butlers Cheese fire in Longridge sends smoke and flames into sky seen for miles around

Posted on - 7th November, 2023 - 6:24am | Author - | Posted in - Longridge, Preston News, Ribble Valley Locations, Ribble Valley News
Crews at the scene of the fire in Longridge overnight . Pic: Lancashire FRS
Crews at the scene of the fire in Longridge overnight . Pic: Lancashire FRS

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service are expected to be in attendance today (November 7) continuing to deal with the aftermath of a fire that could be seen for many miles around.

Firefighters were called to to what’s understood to be the Butlers Cheese premises in Shay Lane. The fire and smoke could be seen from Grimsargh and the surrounding area as the fire started shortly after 9.30pm on Monday (November 6).

Over 10 vehicles from the fire service were in attendance and the scale of the fire means that crews will be in attendance for a period of today dealing with the aftermath. Residents are asked to avoid the area.

Read more: Firefighters tackling major fire at Longridge industrial estate

Emma Price, group manager at Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service, said at the scene: “We are currently in attendance at a commercial building fire in the Longridge area, and have over 10 fire engines and special appliances in attendance.

“We are bringing the fire under control and expect to have crews on the scene into tomorrow. We ask people in the area to keep their doors and windows shut and to stay clear of the scene during that time.”

The fire in Longridge

A Longridge resident who lives near to the fire in Langdale Road told Blog Preston last night: “We heard lots of banging like fireworks and went outside as it sounded really close, and the fire is huge.”

Longridge High School has confirmed it is not opening on Tuesday due to the fire.

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