Address: High Street, Skelmersdale
Incident Number: 2009005182
Eight fire engines from Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside were called to a fire at a derelict building on High Street, Skelmersdale. We were called at 19:42 and crews battled to bring the fire under control in a building approximately 50 metres by 20 metres. Lancashire Police closed a number of roads in the area and the public were advised to stay away from the scene, whilst residents nearby who could see or smell the smoke, were advised to keep windows and doors shut.
By midnight, the fire had been brought under control, however, four fire engines remain at the scene of the fire this morning whilst the firefighters extinguish small pockets of flame and work with the local authority to assess the damage to building. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.