Cars in flames at Recycling Lives' Preston plant

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Crews worked for three hours to put out the blaze

Around 100 cars caught fire at a Recycling Lives' plant on Longridge Road, Preston on Sunday 27 January.

The fire was attended by 12 fire engines and crews from the surrounding area at 01:00, with no reported casualties.

A statement from Lancashire Fire and Rescue said site contractors assisted by using mechanical diggers to create fire breaks, containing the fire within three hours.

Water used to extinguish the fire has been contained on site to prevent pollution of water courses and surface water drainage.

Nearby residents were advised to keep windows closed.

A Recycling Lives spokesperson said: “We are extremely grateful to Lancashire Fire and Rescue whose teams were exceptional.

"We are also thankful to, and proud of, our own team, a number of whom were on site on the night and whose commitment to creating and maintaining safe systems meant the fire was promptly contained and dealt with.”

A full investigation will now be conducted to find the cause of the fire.

Recycling Lives collects, processes and recycles all waste streams- from scrap metal and cars to general waste and WEEE.

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