Office workers evacuated due to fire

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AROUND 150 Burnley office workers had to be evacuated this afternoon after an electrical fault caused a light fitting to burst into flames.

The incident happened at 1-19pm at Stephen House, in Bethesda Street. Firefighters said an electrical fault caused a mini explosion and the fitting to set alight.

The fire, on the second floor, had also spread to a small section of carpet below causing the building to fill with thick black smoke.