Derelict building fire in Skelmersdale

Date: 24/07/2022

Time: 02:56:00

Address: Gillibrands Road, Skelmersdale

Incident Number: 2207010992

At 02:56 on 24 July, six fire engines from Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) and Manchester FRS attended a derelict building fire on Gillibrands Road, Skelmersdale. The incident involved the ground floor of a derelict building approximately 160x100m in size that was well alight when crews arrived. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire. They currently remain in attendance.

UPDATE 04:01 – this incident has been reduced to three pumps, with the crews from Skelmersdale and Ormskirk remaining in attendance.

Update at 07:00 – Crews have extinguished the fire and were in attendance for approximately two hours.