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Third fire breaks out at Blackburn site in two months

image copyrightBlackburn Fire
image captionPlastics were on fire at the Blackburn site

A third fire has broken out at a Lancashire site in the space of two months.

Firefighters have been tackling the blaze at the former V10 Polymers building in Paterson Street, Blackburn.

Crews said it was on "a much smaller scale" than a major fire at the same location on 28 September. Another blaze broke out there on 21 August.

The fire is under control but local residents are advised to shut windows as a precaution, Lancashire Fire said.

Plastic waste was on fire but there was no asbestos on site following its removal after the September incident, a spokesperson said.

The cause of the blaze is yet to be confirmed.

image copyrightLancashire Fire and Rescue
image captionA blaze also broke out at the site on 28 September (above)

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