Fire at commercial premises in Preston

Date: 31/12/2017

Time: 18:48:00

Address: Barton Lane, Preston

Incident Number: 1712009234

The fire is in a single-storey commercial car workshop, well alight and containing cars. Four fire engines and crews are dealing with the incident – 2 from Preston, Fulwood and Penwortham – and firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus are using hosereel jets to extinguish the fire. No casualties are reported and no cause for the fire is known as yet. More information will appear here when available.

Update at 8.48pm Leyland and Longridge firefighters provided relief cover to release Fulwood and Penwortham crews. The fire is now out, but damping down and a firefighting presence will continue for some hours yet.