Industrial fire in Lancaster

Date: 27/11/2018

Time: 10:35:00

Address: Lansil Way, Lancaster

Incident Number: 1811010106

At 10:35 six fire engines were deployed to the Lansil Way Industrial Site in Lancaster. Fire engines from Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth and Silverdale attended a cylinder fire. People were evacuated from the industrial site as a precaution (no casualties involved) and Lansil Way and Caton Road were closed. A 250m cordon is in place which is being monitored by police. The air support unit is also in attedance to establish heat from the cylinder via thermal imaging camera. Crews remain in attendance however we expect to reduce the number of fire engines shortly. We are asking people to adhere to the road closures currently in place so we can bring the incident to a close as quickly as possible and avoid further disruption.

UPDATE 12:50 – this has been scaled back to just a fire engine from Lancaster and one from Morecambe to remain at the scene

UPDATE 15:15 – road closures lifted