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Lancashire fire: Huge blaze breaks out in Oswaldtwistle - toxic smoke warning issued

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Lancashire fire: Fire fighters in attendance at huge blaze in Oswaldtwistle (Image: EXPRESS)

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We currently have 10 fire engines in attendance at a fire involving a commercial premises in Oswaldtwistle.

"There's a lot of smoke being produced and so anyone in the vicinity being affected by the smoke plume are advised to close their windows and doors as a precaution."

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said in a statement: "Firefighters from Hyndburn and Blackburn were called to reports of a fire involving a commercial premises on Brookside Street, Oswaldtwistle.

"On arrival firefighters found a well developed fire and requested additional support from the Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) and fire crews.

"Ten fire engines are currently in attendance and there are some road closures in place.

"Colleagues from Lancashire Police have assisted in evacuating some residents from nearby properties and due to the large smoke plume, people in the vicinity are being advised to close their windows and doors as a precaution.

"The fire is affecting a single storey building approximately 15m by 20m.

"The fire is currently being tackled by four firefighters wearing breathing apparatus, two hose reels and two main jets, plus support from the ALP.

"The High Volume Pump (HVP) and aerial support unit are also en route.”

The fire service had earlier tweeted: "We currently have 10 fire engines in attendance at a fire involving a commercial premises in Oswaldtwistle.

"Theres's a lot of smoke being produced and so anyone in the vicinity being affected by the smoke plume are advised to close their windows and doors as a precaution."

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