Lancashire

People evacuated after fire at an industrial unit in Darwen

Branch Road Image copyright LFRS
Image caption Six fire engines were sent to tackle the blaze at the industrial unit

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at an industrial estate in Darwen which saw nearby businesses evacuated.

Six fire engines and an air support unit were sent to the fire at the commercial property in Branch Road at 17:00 BST.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) warned any nearby residents to keep their doors and windows closed.

Plumes of smoke could be seen billowing into the air as the police closed roads.

An LFRS spokesman said three engines remained at the scene overnight to put out remaining pockets of fire.

There were no injuries.

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