Fire at derelict former pub in Preston

Date: 26/08/2018

Time: 23:49:00

Address: Ribbleton Lane, Preston

Incident Number: 1808009873

Four fire engines and crews (two Preston, one Penwortham, one Bamber Bridge) attended a fire at a former public house (the Old England) on Ribbleton Lane, Preston. A pile of rubbish on the ground floor had been deliberately set alight. Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used a hosereel jet to extinguish the fire and a portable fan unit to extract the smoke. There were no casualties. Police were notified of the suspected arson.