Fire in the Open in Altham

Date: 27/05/2020

Time: 13:50:00

Address: Burnley Road, Altham

Incident Number: 2005009412

Fire crews were called at around 13:50hrs to reports of fire and smoke which could be seen from Burnley Road, Altham near Accrington. Crews from Hyndburn and Blackburn attended alongside colleagues from Burnley and Padiham to tackle a fire approximately 25m by 25m involving a large quantity of hay and tyres. Firefighters are currently working to bring the fire under control. Residents in the local area are being advised to close windows and doors as a precaution if they are being affected by the smoke plume.

UPDATE: This incident has now been reduced to three fire engines, damping down at the scene, and earlier precautions to close windows and doors have now been lifted.