VIDEO: Burnley houses collapse into the road

TWO Burnley houses collapsed into the road last night after metal thieves stole cast iron window frames.

Police have launched an investigation following the incident which happened at 9-20pm in Ellis Street.

The houses in Ellis Street which have partially collapsed after thieves stole the cast iron frames from the bay windows.

The houses in Ellis Street which have partially collapsed after thieves stole the cast iron frames from the bay windows.

Fire crews were called to cordon off the unoccupied terraced properties before the council’s building inspector visited the site.