A BARN packed with hay and straw bales went up in flames in Rishton on Friday night.

Fire crews were called to Tottleworth Road at around 9.30pm after reports that the barn was well alight.

Six different crews attended the scene overnight as they battled to stop the blaze in the barn next to farm land in the area.

It is currently unknown had the fire started and an investigation has been launched by fire chiefs.