Lancashire

Warehouse damaged in fire in Blackburn

fire on Birley Street, Blackburn
Image caption The fire broke out on Monday evening

A warehouse in Blackburn has been badly damaged in a fire.

About 40 firefighters spent the night tackling the blaze at the building in Birley Street.

Forty people were evacuated from a nearby care home to Bangor Street Community Centre while the fire was put out and people living nearby were told to keep doors and windows shut.

No-one was hurt and the cause of the fire is now being investigated, the fire service said.

Image caption More than 40 firefighters tackled the blaze

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