Published May 15, 2018 at 11:27
Rossendale Council is working with Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Police and other agencies following a fire at the former FAB Furniture Shop at the end of Beaconsfield Street in Haslingden.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue were called to the building at 10.45pm.
Five properties had to be vacated while firefighters tackled the blaze, there were no injuries.
Beaconsfield Street and Bury road are closed because of debris on the road, traffic is being diverted via Wells Street and Warwick Street. It is recommended people avoid the area.
Residents are advised to watch for further updates.