Fire at Alston Hall
The 19th Century Grade II-listed house Alston Hall has been badly damaged in a fire.
More than 70 firefighters tackled the blaze, which broke out at Alston Hall, near Preston, at about 22:40 GMT on Wednesday. The three-storey mansion, which was under renovation, was “well-alight” and most of the house had been damaged, Lancashire Fire and Rescue said. Crews in 10 fire engines fought the fire using water from a nearby pond. The cause is being investigated.
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