Grass fire at Rising Bridge

Date: 05/07/2018

Time: 15:17:00

Address: A56 Rising Bridge

Incident Number: 1807005149

Eight fire engines from across East Lancashire were called to a fire beside the A56 at Rising Bridge. Firefighters used six breathing apparatus, three hose reels alongside agricultural machinery to extinguish the fire. At 18:00 the southbound A56 was closed whilst firefighters were at the scene.

At 19:00, firefighters remain at the scene.

At 22:20, the incident got reduced to two fire engines remaining at the scene


UPDATE 07/07/2018 at 17:39


Three fire engines we called back to this incident due to deep seated hot spots from 05/07.

One lane on the A56 southbound was closed whilst firefighters worked at this incident. Crews used two hose reels and small tools. A local farmer used a bowser to spray water onto the field.


UPDATE 07/07/2018 at 21:57


All visible signs of smoke and hot spots now extinguished