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12:59pm 14th November 2017

Blackburn residents around the former plastics site on Paterson Street are being warned to keep their windows and doors shut.

It's after asbestos was found after yesterday's fire.

That's the advice until the clean up operations have concluded.

The roof covering of the building collapsed - which was found to be covered in asbestos.

Now the residents living in Mosley Street, Highfield Road, Rockliffe Road, Cobourg Close, Grimshaw Park, Yates Fold, Honey Hole and Derham Road have been sent the warning.

Several roads also remain closed off as the clean up continues.

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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