Crews tackle asbestos shed blaze

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FOUR fire engines were called to a blaze at a large industrial shed with an asbestos roof near Carnforth this afternoon

Crews from Lancaster, Morecambe, Carnforth and Bolton-le-Sands are at the scene at Capernwray House Farm on Hobsons Lane, Capernwray.

A 50m cordon has been set up both due to the asbestos and because there are gas cylinders inside the shed.

Firefighters fired water onto the roof to drive down dust particles following the incident at 1.25pm, which is still ongoing.

Lancaster City Council said Lancashire Fire Service had informed its environmental health team about the fire, but had assured it that the situation was under control.

The cause of the blaze is unclear at this stage.