A SPAR shop in Padiham Road, Burnley, was severely damaged by a fire last night.

Crews from East Lancashire’s four main stations in Burnley, Nelson, Blackburn and Accrington were called to the blaze just before 11pm.

ABOVE: Eyewitness footage of the blaze

When they arrived the building was well alight and one person had to be rescued from the roof of the shop using an aerial ladder platform.

A number of nearby homes were evacuated because of the smoke.

An investigation into the cause of the fire was ongoing this morning.