Emergency services were called to a fire in a hotel in Burnley this morning.

At 5.18am, firefighters and police attended the incident after reports a fire had been deliberately set in one of the hotel bedrooms.

Four fire crews from Burnley, Nelson and Padiham stations were sent to the Premier Inn on Queen Victoria Road to tackle a fire in a ground floor room.

A fire service spokesperson said: "At 5.18am two crews from Burnley, one from Padiham and one from Nelson were called to a fire in a ground floor room of a hotel in Queen Victoria Road, Burnley.

"The fire was contained to one room, people were evacuated from the building, four BA were in use, and one hosereel was used to extinguish the fire.

"Police attended the scene and are now investigating."

The fire was initially treated as persons reported but on arrival crews were informed guests and staff at the hotel had been evacuated.

Four firefighters were committed to the building in breathing apparatus to carry out a full search and a hosereel was used to extinguish the fire.

No one was hurt in the incident but there was damage to the hotel room.

On arrival at the incident, Police arrested a 60-year-old woman on suspicion of arson and the area was cordoned off as a crime scene.

A spokesperson for the police said: "We attended a fire in a room at the Premier Inn in Burnley early this morning.

"A 60-year old female was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life after it is believed she deliberately set fire to the room.

"There were no casualties and no other people involved.

"CID will now be dealing with this incident and fire crews will carry out a full investigation to determine exactly how the fire was started."