Large fire at Preston takeaway

A Preston takeaway has been engulfed in flames with the entire road cordoned off.

Thursday, 5th May 2016, 12:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th May 2016, 1:46 pm
Fire at Sandos in Church Street Preston.
Fire at Sandos in Church Street Preston.

Pictures show Sandos takeaway on Church Street under huge flames as smoke blacks out the sky in Preston town centre.

Onlookers at the scene say the flames are dying down but the takeaway’s roof is completely destroyed. Eight fire engines are on the scene trying to douse the flames. Adam

The fire service got the first call at 10.45am this morning to say a fire had broke out on the bottom floor of the two storey building. After sending three units initially a call came back just after 11am that more would be needed as well as a cherry picker type vehicle to allow jets of water to be sprayed onto the roof, said a spokesman for Lancashire Fire Service. The spokesman also said the fire service has no reason to believe anyone is still in the building and no-one has been hurt.

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Neighbouring buildings have been asked to evacuate by police as the fire has threatened to spread. Patel, from Frenchwood, was at the scene and said: “It’s a really big fire and it’s getting bigger.”

Police have also cordoned off Church Street with diversions now in place around most of the town centre.

The fire service have still not determined the cause of the fire.

Fire at Sandos in Church Street Preston.
Sandos in Preston is on fire
Firefighters tackle a blaze at Sandos takeaway on Curch Street, Preston
Firefighters tackle a blaze at Sandos takeaway on Curch Street, Preston
Firefighters tackle a blaze at Sandos takeaway on Curch Street, Preston
Fire at Sandos in Church Street Preston.
Sandos in Preston is on fire
Firefighters tackle a blaze at Sandos takeaway on Curch Street, Preston
Firefighters tackle a blaze at Sandos takeaway on Curch Street, Preston
Firefighters tackle a blaze at Sandos takeaway on Curch Street, Preston