Lancashire

Firefighters tackle large pallet fire near Huncoat railway line

Huncoat fire Image copyright Annette Orton
Image caption There are no reports of any casualties, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service said

More than 30 firefighters have tackled a large blaze at a pallet yard next to a railway line in a Lancashire village.

Ten fire engines were at the industrial premises off Enfield Road in Huncoat.

Residents were advised to keep doors and windows closed since the fire, which involved 3000 wooden pallets, generated a large plume of smoke.

The incident caused delays of up to 30 minutes on trains between Blackburn and Rose Grove in Burnley, National Rail said.

There are no reports of any casualties, Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service said.

The fire broke out at about 13:30 BST and was brought under control by 15:00.

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Image caption The fire is at a pallet yard next to a Huncoat railway line
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Image caption Ten fire engines attended the industrial premises off Enfield Road in Huncoat
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Image caption The fire has now been brought under control
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Image caption The blaze started at a pallet yard next to a the railway line at Huncoat