Major Fire at Prescot Waste Facility

By on Sunday, December 4, 2016

carr-lane-fire-prescotPrescot residents woke up to plumes of thick, black smoke this morning (Sunday 4 December).

Fire crews were called to Carr Lane at 5.57am and were on the scene within six minutes. At least six fire appliances are attending the blaze.

No injuries have been reported from the fire, which is in a 100m x 100m waste transfer facility warehouse.

Anyone living in or travelling through Prescot should expect road closures throughout the day.

Nearby residents are warned to keep their windows shut and to contact their GP or the NHS on 111 if they think the smoke has affected their health. Residents with pre-existing health conditions are asked to keep their medicines close.

Pictured: View of the fire from Whiston


  1. H Brown

    Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 9:21 am

    This we were assured was a ‘safe’ site. At this time no news on possible casualties.

  2. Joe bloggs

    Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Strange that building is on fire .. bet it’s arson … they want the land to build new houses etc .. bet the company wouldn’t sell !!

  3. Stephen Moorcroft

    Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    I I’m a resident near that huge fire in prescot an was not warned about keeping my windows shut an didn’t even know about that factory being there an it is now Tuesday an yer can still smell the burning smell in the air , I have not been able to eat properly since and have been vomiting an borkin an pains in my chest an it feels like I’ve lost weight an flemy on my chest, which I am going to see my doctor, I havnt felt the same since, an I I’m even considering sewing the factory, which I think is a disgrace.

  4. Anon amus

    Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Yeah also their warehouse in Argentina caught fire last year, this could be something to look into

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