Eight fire engines called to huge blaze in Eccleston

Fire crews are battling a large blaze at a commercial building in Eccleston.

By Andy Moffatt
Saturday, 24th August 2019, 4:39 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th August 2019, 5:39 pm
Smoke ploughing from the building in Eccleston. Picture: Jonny Banks

Firefighters were called to the scene on Towngate shortly before 3pm on Saturday.

The scale of the incident meant eight fire engines were dispatched to tackle the flames.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: "The fire involved a single storey industrial farm building approximately 50m by 40m which contained cylinders.

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"Firefighters have sectorised the incident and are tackling the fire using ground monitors.

"The aerial support unit is also currently in attendance assisting with firefighting operations."

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