PHOTOS: Investigation launched into huge former Burnley school blaze

Police have launched an investigation into the huge blaze which ripped through a former Burnley school last night.

Fire crews were called to the former Ridgewood High School in Burleigh Street at 8-25pm.

DANGER: Fire strikes the former primary school off March Street, taken by Paul Taylor. (S)

DANGER: Fire strikes the former primary school off March Street, taken by Paul Taylor. (S)

An aerial ladder platform was used as dozens of firefighters tackled the fire into the early hours of the morning.

Nearby residents were urged to stay indoors as plumes of black smoke filled the area and a threat of asbestos was found in the building.