Lancashire

Arson 'likely cause' of Fleetwood plastic waste fire

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Media captionThe warehouse contained 3,000 tonnes of plastic

A major fire at a refuse tip is believed to have been started deliberately, Lancashire Fire and Rescue has said.

The fire broke out at a warehouse containing 3,000 tonnes of baled plastic waste on Jameson Road in Fleetwood on Saturday evening.

Around 50 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze at its height.

A boy, 16, who lives locally, was arrested and bailed pending further inquiries, Lancashire Police said.

He will have to report to a police station on 16 June.

Image caption Around 50 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze at its height

Local roads were closed and residents at a nearby caravan park were told to stay indoors. No-one was hurt.

John Taylor of Lancashire Fire and Rescue said because of the remote location and "a process of elimination" the fire was being treated as arson.

Image caption Local roads were closed and residents at a nearby caravan park were told to stay indoors
Image caption Nobody was hurt during the fire

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