Canal barge destroyed by fire

A barge berthed on a Lancashire canal was destroyed by fire on Sunday morning

Sunday, 29th December 2019, 10:31 am
Updated Sunday, 29th December 2019, 10:32 am
The wreck of the barge after the fire. Picture: Ian Armistead

Firefighters from Preston, Wesham and Penwortham stations were called to the incident on the Lancaster Canal at Newton-with-Clifton shortly after 6.30am.

Crews tackled the blaze from the water as well as a towpath and, after it was confirmed the craft was unoccupied at the time, a fire brigade spokesman said investigations into the cause as well as a to track down the owner are under way.

Fire crew tackle the blaze from the water. Picture: Ian Armistead