Waste fire in Blackburn

Date: 18/04/2021

Time: 17:06:00

Incident Number: 2104007421

At 5:06pm, six fire engines from Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn, Great Harwood, Bamber Bridge and Leyland were called to an incident on Paterson Street, Blackburn. The fire involved 100 tonnes of plastic on fire at a waste facility. Firefighters are currently using hose reels, breathing apparatus and the stinger appliance to extinguish the fire. Residents in the local area are advised to close their windows and doors due to the smoke plume.


Update 7:30pm – Firefighters are still working to extinguish the fire, using 4 breathing apparatus, two jets and one water tower. Local residents are still being advised to keep this windows and doors closed as a precaution.


Update 8:50pm – The incident has now been reduced to four fire engines. Hand held jets in use.


Update 10:18pm – Incident closed. Local residents can now open their windows and doors if they wish.