TWO people escaped uninjured from a house fire which destroyed their house.

A man and a woman fled the burning house in Westwood Street in Accrington at around 10.15pm last night.

Other houses on the street were evacuated due to the large fire, which is now under investigation as both the fire service and police find out the cause.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "When we arrived to the house, we saw a large fire which broke through the roof.

"All neighbouring properties were evacuated and fire fighters fought the fire with a hose wheel among other equipment.

"It is currently under investigation."

A crew remain at the scene of the fire, which lasted till 2am in the morning with four engines deployed to put it out.