FOUR fire engines were called to a derelict mill after flames and smoke were spotted.

Crews spent almost three hours extinguishing and damping down the 'large' blaze on Brush Street in Burnley.

The appliances were called out shortly before 7pm last night.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "At 6.54pm on Friday four fire engines from Hyndburn, Burnley and Nelson were mobilised to a large fire measuring 30metres by 30metres on the third floor of a derelict mill on Brush Street, Burnley.

"Firefighters used three jets and four breathing apparatus to extinguish the fire.

"They were at the scene for approximately two hours and forty minutes."