Container fire in Ribbleton

Date: 12/02/2018

Time: 05:12:00

Address: Burnsall Place, Preston

Incident Number: 1802003530

Four fire crews (from Preston, Penwortham and Fulwood) were called to reports of a fire inside a unit where it was believed chemicals were stored. The caller also reported sounds of explosions at the incident too. When crews arrived they found a large 40ftsteel shipping container well alight which contained aerosol cans.

Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used a ground monitor and two jets to extinguish the fire. They also used a partner saw and an environmental pack at the incident. Firefighters are currently still at the scene and have requested the attendance of both the highways agency and environment agency to assess the scene.