Rope rescue team called to tackle rubbish fire in Preston
Specialist rescue teams helped tackle a rubbish fire that broke out in Preston.
Firefighters from Preston went to Deepdale Road following initial reports that a large amount of smoke could be seen near a railway line at about 6.30pm on Monday.
Crews discovered the smoke was coming from underneath a disused railway bridge, close to Burrow Road.
Watch manager Barry Hornsby said: “We had to use a rope rescue kit - basically we had to dangle somebody from ropes off the bridge to access it.
“It was a pile of rubbish that somebody had set on fire deliberately.”
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