Residents living close to V10 Polymers fire site urged to keep windows and doors closed

Published Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 11:42

Residents living close to the site of a major fire which broke out in Blackburn yesterday are being advised to keep windows and doors closed until clean-up operations have concluded.

The advice applies to people living in Mosley Street, Highfield Road, Rockliffe Road, Cobourg Close, Grimshaw Park, Yates Fold, Honey Hole and Derham Road.

There was asbestos on site after the roof covering of the building collapsed which caused several roads in the area to be closed yesterday to allow a specialist clean-up to take place.

Specialist contractors are on site again today to clean-up any remaining debris. As a precaution residents in the immediate vicinity are being advised to keep windows and doors closed until advised otherwise.

The fire at the former V10 Polymers plastics recycling mill in Paterson Street started in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue have confirmed the fire is under control and damping down will be taking place throughout the rest of today.

Multi-agency teams from Blackburn with Darwen are keeping in touch with residents in the area and Public Health England have confirmed that those outside the immediate area will be unaffected by the remaining smoke coming from the site.

People in the wider area are advised to continue to take a precautionary approach and plan journeys and activities that avoid going closer to the incident if alternative routes are available.

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