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Gregson Lane shut due to fire at derelict building

Posted on - 23rd May, 2024 - 11:05am | Author - | Posted in - Chorley News, Hoghton, Lancashire Police, Roads, Transport
Road closure at Gregson Lane. Pic: Blog Preston
Road closure at Gregson Lane. Pic: Blog Preston

A road on the South Ribble and Chorley border is closed this morning after a fire.

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service and Lancashire Constabulary were called to Gregson Lane at around 6.10am this morning (23 May) to reports of a fire.

The road was closed while the fire service dealt with the incident and it remains closed at the time of writing. Lancashire Constabulary and fire crews remain in attendance.

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The fire reportedly took place at a derelict building. The road is closed between Friths Court and Private Road.

A spokesperson for Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service said: “At 06:10 on 23 May, four fire engines from Preston and Bamber Bridge attended a derelict building fire on Gregson Lane, Hoghton, Preston.

“Firefighters used one hose reel, bolt croppers, a triple-extension ladder, and dry powder to extinguish the fire. They remain in attendance.”

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