Update: Fire crews spend seven hours at scene of derelict shop building blaze in Burnley

Firefighters spent seven hours at the scene of a derelict building fire in Burnley today.

The blaze, at the empty former shop in Briercliffe Road, broke out at 3-45am and police closed a large section of the road, from Duke Bar, close to Thursby Road and as far as Rylands Street, while four fire engines from Burnley and Nelson and the aerial ladder platform from Hyndburn battled the flames.

The fire was on the second floor and firefighters used two hose reels, one jet, command support pack and a positive ventilation fan. No injuries have been reported.

Crews carried out checks on the property at 9-10am and left the scene two hours later after completing their investigation.

The aftermath of the fire that tore through a derelict shop in Burnley in the early hours of this morning

The road has since been re-opened to traffic.