Blaze tears through farm

Fire at Pemberton Farm, Cartmell Lane, Lytham, where 25 firefighters tackled a blaze for two and a half hours.
Fire at Pemberton Farm, Cartmell Lane, Lytham, where 25 firefighters tackled a blaze for two and a half hours.
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Twenty-five firefighters were called to deal with a fire at a farm in rural Fylde.

Thick black smoke could be seen in Wrea Green after the fire was started at a farm on Cartmell Lane, Lytham, at 12.50pm today.

Crews from Lytham, St Annes and Blackpool fought the flames for three hours when a controlled rubbish fire was left unattended.

Rod Steele, crew manager at St Annes Fire Station, said five engines were needed because there was a limited water supply in the area.

He said: “It was a rubbish fire initially started by the farmer and left slightly unattended. When the wind picked up the fire set alight animal feed, silage and old spare tyres which didn’t help.”

“There was no environmental impact, it was just an accident.”

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