Firefighters were called out to a fire at the old Burnley Circulation Club yesterday evening.
The blaze broke out at 6pm on the first floor of the disused building in Holmes Street.
An extension ladder had to be used and firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus had to negotiate treacherous conditions in order to pinpoint the location of the blaze.
Fortunately the fire had not spread and crews managed to get it under control relatively quickly.
The cause of the fire is unknown although it is believed people had been using the building as a shelter.