FIREFIGHTERS were called to a car on fire this afternoon, as the blaze spread to a nearby building.

A 999 call reported a car on fire and that the flames had spread to a building in West Craven Business Park in Earby at around 3.06pm.

Crews from Earby, Barnoldswick and Colne responded and an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) from Hyndburn and 'water tower' fire engine from Blackburn were assigned.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus used two hosereel jets to extinguish the fire and the ALP was used for access to inspect the building's roof space for any remaining hot-spots."

Nobody was injured and the cause of the fire is being investigated.