UPDATE: Thick black smoke billows across town

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Firefighters tackled a huge blaze at a business in Accrington Road, Hapton.

The blaze is believed to have started at Frank Owen’s Commercial Vehicle Servicing business where a number of tyres caught fire.

Thick black smoke billowed from the site and spread for miles through the air prompting the fire service to advise nearby residents to keep their windows closed.

Eight fire engines and a cherry picker were utilised to quell the blaze, including firefighters from Burnley, Padiham, and Hyndburn.

Police were also in attendance. It is not known at this stage if the fire was started deliberately.

More to follow shortly

Firefighters are tackling the blaze

Firefighters are tackling the blaze