Large fire at Ribble Valley commercial premises

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FIVE fire engines rushed to a conveyor belt fire at commercial premises in Clitheroe on Friday evening.

Firefighters from Clitheroe and neighbouring stations attended the blaze off West Bradford Road at just after 9 p.m.

The fire, which involved a rubber conveyor belt and waste tyres, also required specialist equipment including a ground monitor, three jets, a dry powder unit, two thermal imaging cameras and an ariel ladder platform.

There was severe damage to the rubber conveyor belt and surrounding machinery during the incident which Clitheroe firefighters dealt with until past midnight.

It is understood that no one was hurt in the incident.