Derelict Building Fire in Preston

Date: 08/06/2021

Time: 04:31:00

Address: Avenham Place, Preston

Incident Number: 2106002987

At 04:31 on 8th June, five fire engines from Preston, Bamber Bridge, Penwortham, and Blackpool, and an aerial ladder platform (ALP) from Blackpool, attended a derelict building fire on Avenham Place, Preston. The fire involved a two-story, derelict building approximately 10x10m in size. The whole property was affected. Firefighters used the ALP, three jets and a partner saw to extinguish the fire. They then proceeded to damp down the affected areas. No casualties have been reported. An investigation into the cause of the fire is now underway.

Update 07:22 – this incident has been reduced to two pumps and the ALP.

Update 08:05 – we are working with partners to ensure the structure is safe. Damping down continues.

Update 14:20 09/06/21 – the aerial ladder platform is returning to assist with further damping down.