Fire crews have been tackling a huge blaze involving seven tonnes of plastic on a landfill site.

Earlier on Saturday, at around 2.40pm, firefighters from four different stations were called to the incident close to Dawson's Lane in Chorley.

The fire caused significant smoke plumes to billow over nearby houses but swift action from the crews ensured there was no damage to the wider community or the landfill infrastructure.

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Station manager Ian Armistead said: "We tackled a large fire near Dawson's Lane, Chorley, which caused a significant smoke plume over nearby communities.

"Prompt firefighting and good on-site support ensured no wider damage was caused to the landfill infrastructure."

At 5.20pm the incident was still being dealt with and police were called to launch an investigation.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "On Saturday at 2.42pm, four fire engines from Leyland, Bamber Bridge, Chorley and Penwortham attended a quarry off Dawson Lane, Clayton-Le-Woods.

"There was a fire involving seven tonnes of plastic on top of a landfill site.

"Fire service personnel used one branch to extinguish the fire.

"At 5.21pm the incident was still ongoing."

Just after 6pm, the incident was brought to a stop and the police are now investigating the cause of the blaze.