AN investigation is under way after a derelict building caught fire in Accrington.
Two crews from Hyndburn fire station were alerted to the blaze at a property in Hood Street by concerned neighbours at 8.30pm on Saturday.
Crew manager Andy Pennington said it was possible that the fire was started deliberately.
He said: “It was well wlight when we got there and it took four people in breathing apparatus an hour-and-a-half to put it out.
“It’s being investigated as there was quite a bit of damage to the stairs and part of the upstairs, which was heavily smoke-logged.”
Nobody was in the house at the time.