Commercial building fire in Longridge

Date: 06/11/2023

Time: 21:33:00

Address: Preston Road, Longridge

Incident Number: 2311002669

At 21:33 on 6 November, ten fire engines from Longridge, Preston, Fulwood, Bamber Bridge, Penwortham, Chorley, Hyndburn, Blackburn, and Wesham, together with two aerial ladder platforms, one stinger appliance, a drone unit, a high-volume pump, and a command unit, attended a commercial building fire on Preston Road, Longridge.

The incident involved a commercial building approximately 80x60m in size. No casualties were reported. Firefighters used the aerial ladder platforms, three main jets, and a water bowser to extinguish the fire.

Update at 22:24 – please keep windows and doors closed if you are affected by smoke. Avoid the area while we respond to this incident.

Update at 23:48 – crews are likely to remain in attendance at this incident throughout the night. Please continue to avoid the area.

Update at 9:40 on 7/11/2023

We have six fire engines in attendance this morning along with two aerial ladder platforms from Hyndburn and Blackpool and the command support unit from Blackburn.

Update at 20:52 on 7/11/2023

We have four fire engines and other appliances still at the scene this evening. Some smoke is still being given off, so please keep all windows and doors closed.

Firefighters are continuing to dampen down the fire.

Please continue to avoid the area.