Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses thanks community and crews after serious fire in Longridge

Posted on - 7th November, 2023 - 1:31pm | Author - | Posted in - Longridge, Preston News, Ribble Valley Locations, Ribble Valley News
Crews at the fire in Longridge
Crews at the fire in Longridge

The business affected by a serious and significant fire in Longridge last night has thanked the community for its support.

Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses’ office building and packing site on Shay Lane was the site affected. 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).

The business has stated that the dairy side of their business has not been impacted by the fire and that cheese continues to be produced at their site in Inglewhite. They said they are supporting their team in the aftermath of the fire.

Read more: Firefighters tackling major fire at Longridge industrial estate

A spokesperson for Butlers Farmhouse Cheeses said: “Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has worked through the night to bring a fire at our office and packing site on Shay Lane, Longridge under control.

“Crews will remain on site for the next 24-48 hours and we would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work in challenging circumstances.

“Our dairy, which is a separate site in Inglewhite, was not impacted and continues to turn milk into cheese today. Our priority is supporting and looking after all of our team – our extended family – and we have been touched by the support from our local community and our customers.”

Longridge High School, which was closed today due to the school being littered with debris from the fire, has confirmed it will reopen tomorrow (November 8).

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