Fire at sawdust mill in Farington Moss near Leyland
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Crews tackle large sawdust mill fire in Lancashire

Up to 90 firefighters are tackling a large blaze at a sawdust mill in Lancashire.

The fire started about 09:00 BST at Whitfire Shavings on Church Lane, Farington Moss, said Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

Ten crews from across the county are trying to contain the blaze which has spread to six warehouses storing compressed sawdust.

Plumes of smoke can been seen up to five miles away in Preston.

  • 21 Jun 2016