Commercial Building Fire in Preston

Date: 15/12/2021

Time: 02:41:00

Address: Stanleyfield Road, Preston

Incident Number: 2112005114

At 02:41 on 15th December 2021, four fire engines from Preston, Penwortham, and Bamber Bridge, together with an aerial ladder platform from Blackpool, attended a commercial building fire on Stanleyfield Road, Preston.

The fire involved a shed which spread to a commercial building occupied by Gujerati Sunni Muslim Society Ltd. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, and a positive pressure ventilation fan to extinguish the fire.

A joint investigation between Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service and Lancashire Constabulary has now concluded and determined the cause of the fire to be a defective light fitting at the rear of the property. This incident is not being treated as suspicious at this time.

Firefighters and police officers are continuing to maintain a presence at the scene to reassure members of the local community.